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Hosta 'Frances Williams'

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A gorgeous plant, minus its desiccation burning in the leaf margins. 'Olive Bailey Langdon' is a good non-burning substitute.
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Hosta 'Frances Williams'

Hosta 'Frances Williams' (Starter TC)

Hosta 'Frances Williams'

Hosta 'Frances Williams' (Advanced Starter)

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Blue-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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Year New at HostasDirect 2012
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant - Height 18"
Plant Size Medium
Plant - Shape Mound-like
Growth Rate No
Sun Resistant Yes
Slug Resistant Yes
Plant - Wave Spacing 36"
Plant - Specimen Spacing 48"
Plant - Hosta of the Year No
Leaf Color (Center) Blue
Leaf Color (Margin) Yellow Green
Leaf - Cupped No
Leaf - Corrugation No
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No
Fragrant Flower No
Leaf - Margin Size No
Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No
Leaf - Length 12
Leaf - Width 10
Leaf - Speckled No
Leaf - Streaked No
Flower - Color White
Flower - Scape Color No
Bloom Month(s) August, September, October
Petiole Color No
Plant - Patented No
Hybridizing - Parentage No
Hybridizing - Originator Williams
Hybridizing - Sport Of H. sieboldiana 'Elegans'
Hybridizing - Year Registered 1986