• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Francoa sonchifolia

wedding flower

wedding flower

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  • Other common names wedding flower
    bridal wreath

  • Genus Francoa are evergreen perennials with lance-shaped, sinuately lobed basal leaves and 4-petalled flowers in racemes on erect stems

  • Family Francoaceae / Francoaceae

  • Details F. sonchifolia is a perennial with unbranched racemes of dark-veined pale pink flowers 2cm across, in summer

  • Plant range Chile

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Clump-forming

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing or North-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam, Chalk, Clay

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. May survive below -10�C for short periods but protect from winter wet

Propagation Propagate by seed sown at 15-24�C in spring. Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Garden Edging Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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