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Francoa sonchifolia
Francoa sonchifolia
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Francoa sonchifolia

Chilean Bridal Wreath

USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 1.218.400

Native to Chile, these are seldom seen in North American gardens. Plants form a low rosette of fuzzy dark-green leaves, bearing upright spikes of soft-pink orchid-like flowers, each marked with a rose blotch. Stems are produced from mid summer through the fall. Best in a mild winter climate with cool summers. An unusual and attractive cut flower. Francoa are sometimes grown as annuals in cold-winter climates. Prefers an evenly-moist soil with sun or part shade. Protect from hot afternoon sun in warmer regions. Evergreen.

Further details for
Francoa sonchifolia

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   60-70 cm
   23-27 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.