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PlantFiles: Maiden's Wreath
Francoa sonchifolia

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Family: Melianthaceae
Genus: Francoa (frang-KOH-uh) (Info)
Species: sonchifolia (son-chi-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Francoa appendiculata var. sonchifolia

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive jkom51 On Dec 31, 2002, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

There are two varieties of Francoa, which originates in Chile. F.ramosa has white flowers; F.sonchifolia has pink. They are identical except for flower color. Will spread by rhizomes. Like heucheras, flowers are born on stems 2-3' long (but leafless); they are good cut flowers. Too much sun turns it bright green, otherwise it is tinged with red. Looks almost exactly like lettuce! After a few years you can break off outside edges and replant the new divisions.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Belmont, California
Richmond, California
Sacramento, California
San Jose, California
Salt Lake City, Utah



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