I have to disagree about the usefulness of keeping commercial freesia corms after they have flowered once. I have a lot of them going into the third year now, from a couple of packets bought at a garden center. I didn't "bake" them deliberately but they sat around in their pots after going dormant the first year and surprised me by returning to flower a second year, so this summer I planted them on into a big planter in the bulb house, and they are emerging in apparent good health. They increase rapidly. One curious thing I noticed when I grew commercial freesias at my old place, in the bulb frames was that after a few years the only color surviving was yellow. I assumed that this clone was more cold-hardy than the others. These are all single, not double, freesias, as the singles have better fragrance so are more useful for cutting. Jane McGary Portland, Oregon, USA At 07:04 AM 10/28/2013, you wrote: >When they flower the ground color must be uniform with no signs of >blotches or mosaic. If these have been baked over the summer to >obtain bloom they will be useless to keep as corms.