"commercial" freesias

puppincuff puppincuff@cox.net
Sun, 28 Sep 2003 15:31:45 PDT
Like Roy I've grown commercial Freesias for a long time. I found virus
attacks the pink and blue shades eventually killing them, but the major
'problem' for me is that after a while they all revert to yellow.
chuck Schwartz
zone 9b
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judy Glattstein" <jglatt@ptd.net>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 7:18 AM
Subject: [pbs] "commercial" freesias

> Last year I potted up and flowered some freesia cultivars - blue, yellow,
> and white. They flowered in late winter in my cool (50° Fahrenheit)
> greenhouse. Smelled delicious and were a good antidote to the winter
> Recently I was just getting ready to discard them, vaguely remembering
> they were only supposed to be good for one go-around. But the bulbs,
> sat all summer hot and dry in their pots in my greenhouse, look really
> and sound. So maybe that is information put out by vendors who would
> I purchase new bulbs rather than recycle old ones.
> My question: can I re-use these, and if yes, do I just start watering them
> or is it better to repot with fresh potting mix.
> Thanks in advance.
> Judy in soggy wet New Jersey
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