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10 of spring's most beautiful blooming bulbs

freesia

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Freesia

Named in honor of the German physician Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese, the delicate, tubular blooms of freesia may win the gold for sweetest-smelling spring flower. With their floral-honey-citrus fragrance, they are powerful enough to perfume an entire garden. Fun fact: In most flowers the white variations are the most fragrant; with freesias, the pink and red varieties have the strongest scent.