help with some surprise Freesia bulbs

MzMolly65(7)October 4, 2012

I all, I'm new to flower gardening and bought a couple of Freesia from one of the box stores this summer. They only lasted about a week and I thought they had died but getting the flower bed ready for winter and surprise ... found a bunch of bulbs that look viable.

Two large bulbs I suspect are the originals and about 15 tiny bulbs I'm guessing are offshoots.

What should I do with these now that I've accidentally dug them up?

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katob Z6ish, NE Pa

Are they hardy in your area? If you are sure they are the freesias and they are not hardy, you need to store them. If you think they might be something else I would replant and wait and see.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 6:24AM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Freesia are hardy here and are left in the ground. Mine are about 6 inches tall now, having started growing a couple of weeks ago. I looked at your member page to see where you garden but you give no clue. You can edit your name to remove the "none" and add your zone. Al

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 9:58AM
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Depending on which site I use I'm in Zone 7 .. some say 8B.

I'm Coastal NW Washington, about 5 miles inland from the Georgia Straight.

I am sure they're the Freesia bulbs, I had no other bulbs planted in that spot.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 2:05PM
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And they are not hardy here in WA. The bulbs need to be dug and stored. And getting them to rebloom is a bit of trick :-)

I generally just treat them as an 'annual' bulb and repurchase. They are frequently sold as started plants in the supermarket for a very modest price.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 4:41PM
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