Multiple cultivars have widened the colour of Freesias available way beyond the yellow and white of the original South African wildflowers. The delicately-beautiful and delightfully-fragrant Freesia flowers now come in reds and pinks, oranges, lavender, and even in bicolour. Excellent, and long-lasting cut flowers, Freesias give their blooms an uncommon display platform by bending the flowering tips of the 30cm (1ft) stalks that each support about 8 funnel-shaped flowers, about 90 degrees and presenting the upward-facing blooms horizontally. This increases the design options Freesias provide in containers, vases or in the garden. Freesia bulbs like soil that has good drainage, is fond of the sun or light shade. Freesia flowers in late summer and autumn.