DetailsBlue-green with a wide irregular margin of chartreuse to yellow; varies from elongated to more rounded. Once a very popular hosta, No. 1 on polls for years, until the desiccation burn on the leaf margins became a more well-known problem. H. 'Olive Baily Langdon' is a good non-burning substitute for H. 'Frances Williams.' Frances Williams was very influential in creating an interest in hostas, corresponding with hybridizers, botanists, and collectors beginning in the 1930's. This eventually led to the creation of the American Hosta Society.
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Year New at HostasDirect 2012 Growing Zones No AHS Rating No AHS Mini Rating No Plant - Ploidy Confirmed Diploid 2-2-2 Plant - Bog Tolerant No Plant - Density No Hosta - Drought Tolerant No Plant - Fun Name People Names Growth Rate No Plant - Height 18" Plant - Hosta of the Year No Plant - Patented No Plant - Patent Number No Plant - PPAF No Plant - Rhizomatous No Plant - Shape Mound-like Plant Size Medium Sun Resistant Yes Slug Resistant Yes Plant - Wave Spacing 36" Plant - Specimen Spacing 48" Leaf - Base No Leaf - Color Detail Blue green leaf with a chartreuse to yellow margin Leaf Color (Center) Blue Leaf Color (Margin) Yellow Green Leaf - Cupped No Leaf - Cup Direction No Leaf - Flat Edge No Leaf - Corrugation No Leaf - Folded No Leaf - Twisted No Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No Leaf - Piecrust No Fragrant Flower No Leaf - Substance No Leaf - Margin Contortion No Leaf - Margin Size No Leaf - Margin Width (inches) No Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No Leaf - Shape No Leaf - Size 12" x 10" W Leaf - Length 12 Leaf - Width 10 Leaf - Mottled No Leaf - Speckled No Leaf - Splashed No Leaf - Streaked No Leaf - Upper Leaf Luster No Leaf - Under Leaf Luster No Leaf - Vein Color No Leaf - Vein Furrows No Leaf - Vein Pairs 12 Leaf - White Leaf Back No Flower - Bracts No Flower - Branched Scape No Flower - Clustered Bloom No Flower - Color White Flower - Double Blooms No Flower - Reblooms No Flower - Striped Bloom No Flower - Inflorescence No Flower - Pod Color No Flower - Scape Color No Flower - Scape Height 30 Flower - Scape Height Range 30 Bloom Month(s) June, July, August Flower - Season mid June to August Flower - Start-Peak-Finish No Flower - Size No Flower - Shape No Flower - Viable Seed No Petiole Color No Petiole - Shape No Petiole - Size No Petiole - Variegation No Hybridizing - Parentage No Hybridizing - Originator Williams Hybridizing - Namer Williams F/Williams C Hybridizing - Introducer Williams Hybridizing - Registrant F. Williams & C. Williams Hybridizing - Sport Of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans' Hybridizing - Tardiana Cross No Hybridizing - Year Registered 1986