Francoa ramosa

2005

Francoa ramosa

Maiden’s Wreath

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Nativity:

Chile

Growth Habit:

Francoa is a perennial plant which produces a clump of wavy-edged basal leaves, each to one foot long, with the plant itself reaching 1-2 feet high. It spreads by rhizomes, and is easily divided.

Growing Requirements:

Francoa grows best in partial shade with moderate water. It will tolerate temperatures slightly below freezing.

Features:

In summer, a profusion of multi-stemmed flower spikes rise up over the foliage on stalks up to 3 ft tall. Each stalk bears many small flowers which may be pure white or blushed with pink. The blooms made good cut flowers.

Where at Lotusland:

A planting of Francoa is growing in the Fern Garden.

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