Habitat: sunny places
Soil: gritty, well drained
Height: 60 cm
Width: 30 cm
This is a genus of lovely herbaceous perennials, often known as the 'Bridal Wreath', with tall, narrow spikes packed with four-petalled flowers above evergreen rosettes of crinkly foliage. There are white- and pink-flowered forms, but all tend to have a darker stripe along the centre line of each petal. They originally came from Chile.
|Francoa ramosa has graceful sprays of white flowers, flushed pink, above clumps of evergreen leaves. It needs protection from winter wet.|
|Francoa sonchifolia 'Petite Bouquet' is an excellent form, with rich pink flowers, as usual with a deeper pink stripe along the centre of each petal.|
|Francoa sonchifolia 'Pink Giant' is vigorous seed strain, in which the tall stems are packed with exceptionally large flowers, pink with a much deeper pink stripe along the centre of each petal.|