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Bridal Wreath (White Form)

Francoa

Francoa ramosa full sun  partial shade

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.

Francoa ramosa (P-0388)
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