Francoa sonchifolia

Saxifragaceae

 

Habitat: sunny places

 

Soil: gritty, well drained

 

Height: 60 cm

 

Flowering: summer

 

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 sonchifolia is an attractive variety of the 'Bridal Wreath', with single stems smothered in small, light pink flowers, with deeper pink markings. The rosettes of basal leaves are fresh green and crinkled.
FSL-2
2 litre pot £8.00

Francoa - some other suggestions
invisible.gif Francoa ramosa has graceful sprays of white flowers, flushed pink, above clumps of evergreen leaves. It needs protection from winter wet.
invisible.gif 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.jpg 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.