These sea heaths are typically salt or drought tolerant, rock garden-like plants, from across the world. Named after J. Franke, professor of botany from Uppsala.

The carpets of creeping, drought- and salt-resistant foliage help conserve water in a dry garden and provide cover for ground-dwelling insects and other invertebrates, some of which (e.g. ground-beetles) are important beneficial predators. Although small, the flowers are profuse, and attract pollinators such as small bees and flies.

Plants to be propagated in the near future, register your interest To Be Propagated

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