Freesia is a genus that contains approximately 20 species of herbaceous perennial plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Their fragrant and bell-shaped blooms appear on one side of a 30 – 40 cm (1 ft) stem, called a scape. Because of their fragrance, Freesias are one of the most popular flowers in the world and are usually grown for use as cut flowers.
Meaning: Freesia was named in honor of German physician Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese.
Symbolism: Freesia symbolizes freedom, friendship, trust, thoughtfulness and innocence.