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Hosta 'Frances Williams'

Plantain lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Hosta 'Frances Williams'

Plant details

Hostas are popular, shade-loving plants, grown mainly for their beautiful foliage, although most varieties also have pretty, tubular flowers. Hosta leaves come in a wide range of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures, so there's a huge choice to suit you and your garden.

Hosta 'Frances Williams' bears thick, distinctively puckered, grey-green leaves suffused with a darker metallic colour, with wide, irregular green-yellow margins. Grey-white flowers on long stalks from early summer.

For best results, grow in partial shade, ideally with some morning sun to bring out the colour of the leaves. Hosta 'Frances Williams' thrives in rich, moist soil with plenty of organic matter added to the soil before planting. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Hostaceae

Genus: Hosta

Cultivar: Frances Williams

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to divide plants: August to March


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