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 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