The Freesia is making a comeback. It was out of favour with the older generation of flower lovers, but lately one sees it suddenly reappearing in trendy bouquets. Moreover, besides, white, yellow and blue, there are also many new colours of Freesias.
The Freesia is a tuberous crop from the Iridaceae family, which also includes the Iris and Gladiolus.
The freesia originates from the Cape Colony in South Africa. It is therefore also sometimes called ‘Cape Lily of the Valley’.
The flower was given its name in around 1830 by the botanist Ecklon, a collector of plants in South Africa. He named the plant after a friend of his, the German doctor F. Freese. The first cultivation activities started at the end of the 19th century in various European countries and continued during the first half of the 20th century.
The freesia is a symbol of innocence, regardless of colour. The flower is the symbol of the 7th wedding anniversary. Worries may arise after 7 years of marriage, and the freesia then confirms the innocence and virtue of the couple’s love. It’s ideal for use for all customers who bought a wedding bouquet from the store 7 years ago, and thus to remind them about freesias.