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It was the German physician Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876) who discovered a special flower in South Africa. Freese was immediately fascinated by the flower and took it to Europe. The genus 'Freesia' was first published by the German botanist Klatt in 1866, who named the flower after the german physician. Since then the freesias went through a long way of breeding and cultivation under glass. Since the fifties the cultivation of freesias in the Netherlands has grown and professionalized. By breeding, a variety of colors was created and the fresh scent of the freesia made the flower truly unique. Breeders are still working on the improvement of varieties, colors and fragrances.

The freesia is a crop of the family of 'Iridaceae' of which Iris and Gladiolus also belong. With its elegant stem and beautiful comb of multiple flowers in a row, the fresia is an extraordinary flower. A fresia-branch consists of a main stem and several side stems.

The freesia can be used in bouquets and arrangements, as well as a single bunch, but it's always decorative to any interior. The freesia has a bit of a corny image, especially because mostly older people buy freesias. But by using the freesia in modern, trendy arrangements, it is also possible to make it a contemporary flower many people can enjoy. The freesia is a beautiful flower that constantly surprises it's fans with new varieties. Its wonderful fragrance and elegant inflorescence, makes the freesia really unique!

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