Polyanthus 'Francesca'

A favourite in the perennial borders at Perch Hill, this has amazing, ruffled, green flowers and lasts at least three weeks in a vase. More
1 x 9cm plant, for autumn planting 200272-1 £8.50

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I have this wonderful plant in the perennial borders at Perch Hill. It has amazing, ruffled green flowers and lasts 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.

Genus Polyanthus
Variety Francesca
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Primula
Border Position Front
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 25cm (10in)
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.
Flowering April - June
Vase Life Sear the stem ends in boiling water to make them last up to 3 weeks in the vase.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Polyanthus 'Francesca' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Stephen

Excellent service and plants top quality as always

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jill

Flowered but not as wow as the description lead me to believe. Maybe it’s in the wrong place. Too shady

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

Beautiful plants, still flowering in July.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elizabeth

This is a stunning little plant. We grow them in pots on steps and our visitors love them. The little lime green flowers just keep coming. We grow pots of geranium Lord Bute alongside in summer for a beautiful colour partnership! Very well worth the money. We have ordered loads more as pot toppers for tulips again this year! The service from Sarah Raven is always excellent. Plants are well packaged and arrive fit and healthy! Highly recommended!

Best polyanthus

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Reviewed 18th September 2018 by S Mayes

Best polyanthus I have ever had .Flowers last for months(at least 3) and are in profusion