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Francoa

Bridal Wreath

Hailing from Chile, this lovely long blooming Saxifrage cousin generates evergreen basal clumps of large (up to a foot long) green foliage that is lobed, slightly hairy and ripple-edged. Petite starry white blossoms crowd onto erect, but gracefully poised, tall branching wands above the attractive spreading foundation. An undemanding coarsely textured perennial, Bridal Wreath yields fantastic cut flowers, sparkles up a woodsy border, revels in dappled light plus well-drained soil, but needs protection between 20 and 25 degrees.

Blooms mid July–early September

Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Zone 7/8.

<i>Francoa sonchifolia</i>

Let this long blooming carefree Chilean beauty dress up your garden. Starry, pretty pink flowers with lighter centers and a crimson brush stroke at each petal’s base embellish terminal wands on tall, gracefully canting branched stems. The fit-for-a-bride floral splendor is perfect for arrangements and is grounded by a foot high dark green basal clump of large, succulentlike, stiff durable leaves that are evergreen and wavy-edged, preferring dappled shade or half a day’s sun.

Blooms mid-July–early September

Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 7.

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