Hosta ‘Francee’

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  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Sebright Nursery

Outstanding Qualities

This popular and vigorous hosta quickly forms substantial clumps of bright green and white variegated foliage. It is a great choice for massing or using as a single specimen. In summer tall spikes of lavender flowers compliment the variegated foliage.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 9

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Acer circinatum ‘Monroe’, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii’, Adiantum venustum, Dryopteris lepidopoda, Omphalodes verna

Great Color Contrasts: bronze, burgundy, purple, rose

Great Color Partners: cream, lavender, white

Culture Notes
Hostas prefer a location in light to open shade. Sites with hot sun should be avoided. Plant it in a location with rich moist to well-drained soils. Most hostas will tolerate sandy sites as well as clay. During dry weather provide regular watering, especially in sandy soils. Flowers can be removed once the blooms have faded and the foliage can be cut to the ground in fall.