Freesia grandiflora starts flowering in autumn when very little else is in flower and looks very attractive planted under trees. Although it is dormant for part of summer, it is very well adapted to the Highveld. It must not be allowed to dry out too much. Bulbs can be split every 3 years.
Plant it in filtered shade under trees where a lovely display can be expected in autumn.
Only 2 Freesias occur in the summer rainfall area of South Africa, namely Freesia laxa and Freesia grandiflora.