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Freesia 'Cascade' (Freesia 'Cascade')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Freesia 'Cascade'

Other names

Freesia 'Cascade'

Genus

Freesia Freesia

Variety or Cultivar

'Cascade' _ 'Cascade' is a compact, tender, cormous perennial, often grown as an annual, with basal fans of flat, narrow, strap-shaped to linear, mid-green leaves and, in summer, erect, arching stems bearing dense racemes of single, fragrant, veined, purple flowers with white throats.


Freesia 'Cascade' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Compact, Upright

Toxicity

May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.

Flower

Purple in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Autumn; Green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite

Fusarium wilt , Virus Fusarium wilt , Virus

General care

Pruning

Remove foliage after it has completely died down after flowering.

Propagation

May self-seed in favourable growing conditions. Sow seed in containers at 13-18C in autumn or winter.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Freesia 'Cascade' (Freesia 'Cascade') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant corms 5cm deep in spring in sandy, moderately fertile soil in sun. Lift in autumn & store dry. Grow under glass in sandy, loam-based compost in full light & ventilation. Water moderately & feed monthly until buds form. Keep dry after flowering.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Freesia 'Cascade'

Other names

Freesia 'Cascade'

Genus

Freesia Freesia

Variety or Cultivar

'Cascade' _ 'Cascade' is a compact, tender, cormous perennial, often grown as an annual, with basal fans of flat, narrow, strap-shaped to linear, mid-green leaves and, in summer, erect, arching stems bearing dense racemes of single, fragrant, veined, purple flowers with white throats.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Compact, Upright

Toxicity

May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Purple in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Autumn; Green in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite

Specific diseases

Fusarium wilt , Virus

General care

Pruning

Remove foliage after it has completely died down after flowering.

Propagation

May self-seed in favourable growing conditions. Sow seed in containers at 13-18C in autumn or winter.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Freesia 'Cascade' (Freesia 'Cascade') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant corms 5cm deep in spring in sandy, moderately fertile soil in sun. Lift in autumn & store dry. Grow under glass in sandy, loam-based compost in full light & ventilation. Water moderately & feed monthly until buds form. Keep dry after flowering.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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