I gave a talk to the Howick Horticultural Society a couple of weeks ago and came away with this gorgeous plant: Francoa ramosa. I’ve been a fan of this plant for a long time but have never had it in my own garden. Until now. Francoa ramosa, aka bridal wreath, is a hardy, evergreen perennial that flowers from summer to autumn. Blooms are pink or creamy white with pink blotches, and borne on tall stems that stand 70-100cm high. Although it grows well in most situations, it performs best when planted in moist soil in semi-shade. It’s fast growing too. I planted my young plant in a larger pot (eventually I’ll plant it in the garden) and it literally doubled overnight.
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