I have had great success in growing freesia and at the end of the season have lots of healthy corms of all sizes. Transplanted with great hope for even more flowers I get at most half a dozen flowers. and again at the end of the season lots of big healthy corms.
Now getting ready to plant hundreds of big corms for the fifth season I have little hope of any flowers.
I use a well drained open compost with a low nitrogen fertiliser plus trace elements, the foliage is very healthy with little droop and what flowers show are big multiple heads.
What am I doing wrong? I had a reluctant hint from a professional gardener that the the corms need special treatment but just shook his head and walked away when I asked what treatment. New bulbs purchased always flower well.
I am aware that there are commercial secrets but this is ludicrous. Do
freesia rarely flower in the wild?
Can anyone help please?