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Polyanthus 'Francisca' is a really wonderful plant, which I have in the new perennial garden at Perch Hill. It has amazing, ruffled green flowers with a pale yellow eye and flowers continually from March to July, with individual flowers lasting at least 3 weeks in a vase.
It’s the texture of these flowers, as well as the colours which make these such exceptional spring-flowering plants. You can grow them in pots – as a collection – in the middle of your table, or plant them in the garden and pick the odd flower from there. They love a bit of light shade.
- Sent out as 9cm plants
|Soil:||Moist, well drained, non-acidic|
|Site:||Sun or partial shade - will grow in full shade too.||Height:||30cm||Spacing:||Plant 25 cm apart||Hardiness:||Hardy||Care tips:||Protect from the birds by constructing a simple web of black cotton tied on short twigs pushed into the ground to stand about 8cm above the flowers.||Flowers:||❀ March- July||For the vase:||Sear the stem ends in boiling water to make them last up to 3 weeks in the vase.|