Freesias in History
Freesia originally came from southern Africa and was first cultivated in
Europe in 1766. The flower has a sweet-to-spicy scent, similar to the carnation
or gardenia, and is a popular fragrance in body lotions and beauty products.
Horticulturalists bred many types of hybrid freesia plants throughout the 20th
century. Freesia is available today in hundreds of variations and colors,
including purple, white, pink, yellow and multi-color combinations.