Francoa sonchifolia

Full Shade
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

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Plant Details

Elegant spikes of open pale pink flowers, striped or stained with deeper pink above basal rosettes of mid-green leaves. Any sunny or light shady spot but looks great near the front of a border to take full advantage of the blooms. Prefers a well-drained soil that doesn't get too dry.

Makes an unusual and attractive cut flower. It’s gained so much popularity with florists that it’s earned the common name ‘bridal wreath’. Its long stems make it perfect for flower arranging, and last well in the vase.

From Chile. Should come through most UK winters but protect from very severe cold.

Height and spread: 80cm x 30cm

Common name(s): Wedding Flower; Bridal Wreath; Chilean Bridal Wreath

Picture: Stan Shebs [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.