Freesias by post – Some great ideas and top tips on Freesias

Sending Freesias by post – Are freesias good to send by post?

Sending flowers to someone is always a great sign of love , friendship or appreciation. Sometimes it can be confusing just which flowers you should send. One of our all-time favourites has really been the Freesias and yes, you really can send freesias by post! These flowers hold a very strong and unique fragrance which makes them a very popular flower and a great choice for sending through the post.

Freesias don’t really have any significant meaning to them, unlike roses or tulips so they are a great choice of flowering bouquets to send to anyone. We have moore information a bit furter down for some great ideas on flower choices and how to send freesias by post.

Here are 3 of my most popular freesia bouquet choices.


Freesias are probably the most popular flower that are sent by post. The beautiful bell-shaped flowers along with the strong wiry stems mean that freesia bouquets can be put together in so many ways. Freesias are extremely versatile and great for creating tight colourful bouquets.

Do you know which colour flowers are the most fragrant? Keep reading and ill tell you shortly.

Can Freesias be grown at home?

The simple answer to this question is yes. Freesias are not only a great choice for making bouquets, but they are very easy and simple to grow at home. So much so that even I can do it!

Freesias can be grown in either a border or post. Personally, I have always grown them in pots as they can then be moved around the garden. Because of their bright vibrant colours and sweet smells, you can make them a feature in your garden. By moving them around you can make your seating area a wonderful area of colour and smell to help you chill out and relax.

A Quick guide to how I planted my freesias last year.

  • Freesias like good quality soil. Ensure you don’t skimp on this bit as your freesias wont thank you!
  • Planting the bulbs, its normally suggested to be between 5-8 cm’s apart. I didn’t really listen to this and I placed them a bit closer together. I wanted to have a nice close bunch display.
  • It may sound silly, but freesias really like a good feed. For me, tomato feed that you mix when watering worked really well!
Grow freesias in yoru garden
Freesias from the garden

For growing outside, freesias can be planted all year round. Their best flowering times for outside will be during summer months. If you are growing indoors or in a greenhouse then you will be able to get flowering plants most of the year round.

So im sure you are now asking why I am going through this when you are looking to get your friend or loved one a bunch of flowers. Well that’s the easy bit. Buying a bouquet of flowers isn’t always cheap. So, if you have some time, why not either grow some lovely colourful pots or baskets which will last a lot longer than cut flowers. Or you could fill your garden with beautiful sweet-smelling freesias and cut your own bouquets whenever you like!

From researching on the internet, it sounds like yellow, blue and white freesias will last longer than reds and picks when cut. Honestly don’t know what the difference is but there are numerous sites out there that mention this.
Just another few options that may be worth looking at if you did want to send freesias by post.

How best to arrange Bouquets of Freesias?

Freesias are quite hardy flowers in general but when arranged together with other flowers they can produce the most stunning bouquets. As freesias are such a versatile flower and with their beautiful bright vibrant colours, you can pretty much get away with grouping them with any other flowers and fillers. When you are selecting your freesias by post, ensure that you think about the other flowers that can be groupled together to arrange a beautiful bouquet.

The stems are the first place to start. Its best to trim away a lot of the foliage from around the bottom of the stems. This ensures that all the goodness keeps going up to the flowers themselves and isn’t wasted on the lower leaves. Once you have cleaned off the stems cut them to the desired height for your vase. Always ensure that you cut the ends at an angle. This really helps the stems to get the goodness from the water.

Freesias in a vase - freesias by post

The vase is again one of the more important parts of the flower arrangement. The vase is what sets off the flowers arrangement.

I brought some flowers home for my wife 1 day and thought I would surprise her. I arranged them in the vase and put them on the kitchen table. Apparently I got completely the wrong colour vase for the room. This was the first thing she noticed so off she went to put right my mistake!! I thought I had done a good job. Ill know better for next time!

When filling up the vase, always use room temperature water. Anything too cold may shock the flowers. Add in some simple plant food and your vase is ready.

A lot of people will start arranging the flowers in the vase. Others will keep them held tight in their hands and arrange them like this before placing them into the vase. There is no right or wrong way, just have fun, be creative and enjoy!

Once you have them how you want them, set them in the vase and sit back and enjoy the colour and the fresh fragrance that they bring to your house. Keep them topped up with fresh water and food to ensure your flowers stay fresh for as long as possible.

What colour Freesias smell best?

It is said that the more vibrant colours, yellow, white and red are some of the most fragrant freesia colours and will offer a much stronger aroma than pink freesias. If you want to fill your home with the sweet candy like aroma, then these beautifully scented freesias are probably my top choice. Mix the colours so that you will get something very visual as well as a strong fragrance to excite your nostrils.

Freesias are not only incredibly vibrant coloured flowers, but they have some very unique and distinctive fragrances too. With both colour and great aromas freesias can be a great way to add some sensory touches to your home.

Ordering your freesias by post is easy and once they start going over then there are still many other options to use them. Freesia flowers are also used a lot in candles and other household fragrances. Why not do a bit of research yourselves and see if you can use your freesia flowers in other ways to keep your home smelling fresh all year round.

Freesia flowers

Where do Freesias come from?

Its widely unknown that freesias originated from South Africa. Freesias are also part of the Iris family of plants and at the last count there were around 14 different species known.

Freesias are a flower which are not associated with love and passion. The freesia is associated with friendship, innocence and trust. This makes it a great choice when choosing a bouquet of flowers for birthdays or celebrations. Freesias by post are a great choice if you are sending a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

The freesia got both their name and their association from 2 botanists. Christian P. Ecklon named the flowers after his good friend and fellow botanist Friedrich H.T. Freese. The name was given as a pure sign of trust and acknowledgement of their great mutual friendship.

Do Freesias have a symbolic meaning?

Freesias have numerous meanings and uses. They have always been popular flowers for sending to friends and families.

  • Freesias are the ultimate flowers to signify trust. This has been a tradition for many many years.
  • Freesias have always been a widely used choice for wedding flowers. Their great colours and fragrances are not the only reason they are chosen. Freesias represent trust, everything a marriage should have. White freesias also represent purity which when it comes to a wedding, is always a great choice to portray.
  • In certain countries, freesias are also the flowers to celebrate 7 years of marriage. Maybe this is the trust thing again alongside the ‘7 year itch’ saying that goes with all marriages??
Colourful freesias

Its not only the flowers themselves that have a symbolic meaning. It goes down to the colours too.
As I mentioned above, white freesias are associated with weddings as the symbolise purity and innocence. White freesias also symbolise trust which all couples should have.

Multicolours bouquets are a sign of friendship and happiness. Multicoloured bouquets of freesias are always a great for giving to family and friends.

Pink Freesias have always been a favourite for mother’s day flowers. The pink colour symbolises eternal motherly love. I have to admit that on many occasions I have sent my mum pink freesias, not really knowing this fact – interesting!

Yellow freesias are purely fun! They symbolise joy, excitement and friendship. Perfect for any occasion and freesias by post are very easy to send!

Red Freesia, like many red flowers symbolise passion. They are a great choice of flower to bulk out a romantic bouquet of flowers for that special someone.

Freesias by post – our conclusion

Freesias really are 1 of the any time, any occasion flowers and it is so easy to send freesias by post. Perfect for bouquets. Perfect for house plants. Perfect for in the garden. Their crisp vibrant colours and sweet fragrances allow for your senses to be properly stimulated.

We have put a couple of our recommended freesia bouquets below. I haven’t ordered these myself as I have always used other flowers. After doing my research and writing this article I think that I have now been converted to freesias and I will be ordering some of these next time round. Here is my preferred website for ordering freesias by post

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