A Blooming Lovely Monday. Fresia.

Flowers FresiaWelcome to another blooming lovely Monday. This is a short post as I could find no legend or lore associated with the exquisite friesa flower.

These fragrant small blooms were first identified about 200 years ago. They are native to southern Africa and are quite a challenge to grow in a garden. They were first cultivated in the UK in 1878 and caused a sensation when they were introduced to the pubic here.

Victorian sentimentality fell in love with the friesa. In the secret code of flowers the friesa was said to represent friendship and innocence. These bloom are a flower for the 7th wedding anniversary. They are sometimes used in bridal bouqets too. Some say this flower is suitable as a gift to someone who has performed well under pressure. I am certain their sweet scent would ease a stressed person.

Do let me know if you have managed to grow friesa flowers in your garden. I’d love some tips on how to get conditions right for them.

Thanks for reading.

Daisy Banks

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2 thoughts on “A Blooming Lovely Monday. Fresia.

  1. There might not be any legends associated with the flower, but I loved the history you discovered. It’s rainy, gray and dismal here this morning so your lovely blooms are a treat! đŸ™‚

    • Thanks for commenting, Mae. We too have had grey murk today with flashes of brilliant sunshine when the cloud broke for a short time and then torrential rain. There is not much left of summer so I hope the last few weeks improve a little.

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