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Francoa sonchifolia 'Alba'


Francoa sonchifolia 'Alba' is the white form of a little-known species from Chile known as Chilean bridal wreath.

Francoa sonchifolia 'Alba' is the white form of a little-known species from Chile forming mounds of somewhat coarse, fuzzy, dark green, evergreen leaves which give rise to beautiful wands of orchid-like, white flowers which can be pure white or have a touch of pink at the centre. Flowers bloom in summer and fall on stems up to about two feet tall that will sway in the breeze. Loves cool summer climates and even moisture in sun to part shade.

Common Name: Chilean Bridal Wreath

Family: Melianthaceae (The Honeybush Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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