I noticed yesterday that my freesia has begun to bloom -- a cherry-red stalk from the freesia that I planted a year ago December. The new blooms are mixing it up a bit with a Buddleia here. Several other plants from the same batch are getting ready to bloom. I'd say about half the freesia I planted a year ago are back this season, about what I've come to expect in perennial bulbs here in FLA. Up north, of course, they'd have proliferated. Here many of them succumb to the heat, humidity, and excessively-drained soils.