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Hosta sieboldiana ‘Frances Williams’

Gorgeous color & a very corrugated texture!

Hosta ‘Frances Williams’ has HUGE, very wide, powdery blue-green leaves with chartreuse to yellow margins, which become wider as the plant matures. A large Hosta, ‘Frances Williams’ has some of the showiest foliage ever, which is perhaps why it is a favorite shade plant among professional landscapers. It reigns supreme as one of the most popular Hostas around. The leaves measure over 10 inches long.

This bold, rugged foliage seems nearly indestructible with a leathery, very corrugated texture, and it also demonstrates high slug resistance! ‘Frances Williams’ remains attractive well into late summer in the shade garden and has near white flowers on tall 30″ scapes that bloom in mid-summer. With a plant height of 24″ and a spread of 48-60″, this Hosta provides bright color in shade with wonderful foliage. To much sun will cause leaf scorching with this one. It is also good for planting in mixed containers or tubs.

Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years.

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Plant Details +

Size 1-2 eye
Height 24"
Spacing 48-60"
Hardiness Zones 3-9, Very Hardy
Exposure Full shade
Foliage Full, elongated heart-shaped leaves variously marked with colored foliage
Flower White shades
Bloomtime July - August

General Information +

Botanical: Hosta

Common: Plantain-Lily

Family: Liliaceae

General Characteristics: A near perfect perennial requiring very little maintenance and is virtually pest free. Hosta have a mounded growth habit and are ideal for a specimen plant, border, edging or woodland setting. Performs well in sun but prefers a shady location. May also be used for rock gardens, near pools, and as ground covers. Seldom needs maintenance except to cut out the old flower stalks. Prefers a well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5 and about 1" of water a week. Do not over-fertilize.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: It demonstrates exceptional slug resistance.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the eyes (tender white or purple swelling protruding from the crown area) are about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.