Thick jackets, hats and icy windows: you can’t miss winter. While the ground is still frozen in nature and most outdoor flowers still hibernate for a while, things are already colorful in the greenhouses of our partner nurseries. From January one of our favorite spring flowers will be ready to declare war on gray winter with its colorful blossoms. Say hello to freesia!
Where does the freesia come from?
Freesia belongs to the iris family and originally comes from South Africa. It was established as a houseplant in Europe around 100 years ago. It was noticed that it was also particularly suitable as a cut flower in bouquets. Clever breeders created new varieties to ensure that freesias can withstand the cooler temperatures in Europe and thus paved the way for home gardens.
The freesia was named after the researcher and doctor Heinrich Theodor Freese, who lived in the 19th century.
Hofland Freesia & Decorum
As you can see, this flower is a plant with tradition. For this reason, the Hofland Freesia nursery in Maasdijk, the Netherlands, prescribed to freesia. The nursery is run by Erik and Marinus Hofland.
Hofland is a household name in the green sector. Erik’s grandfather was already heavily involved in importing the freesia flower bulbs to the Netherlands. The passion for it is therefore already in the genes.
In addition, Hofland Freesia belongs to the gardeners of the Decorum Company, whose quality seal stands for high standards in the cultivation of plants and the love for the environment and nature
Decorum gardeners show courage and you can tell from their history. The merger was founded in 1995 with the vision of taking the entire sales chain from flower cultivation to sale to the end customer into one’s own hands. Today the Decorum brand stands for a large and diverse range of high-quality plants and flowers. The excellent quality and the pioneering spirit that these gardeners display have convinced us since the beginning of our cooperation.
Fresh from the greenhouse to your home
The Hofland family also lives this pioneering spirit and regularly and self-critically evaluates the internal processes. Her ultimate goal is sustainable cultivation and a natural freesia with an intense and unmistakable scent.
Each year, 17.5 million freesias leave the family’s greenhouses, which together form an area of 5 hectares. Hofland Freesia breeds 12 to 15 different varieties of this flower in top quality all year round. The flowers spend 6 months in the greenhouse, after 3 to 4 months the flowers begin to form.
We have some of these decorative flowers in our rangeto bring spring into your home. So it’s high time to bring color into your life with our XXL freesia offer, forget about winter and look forward to the warm rays of the spring sun!