Frances Williams Hosta


Giant, blue-green leaves have very wide, chartreuse to yellow margins which become wider as the plant matures.  Leaves are corrugated and slug resistant. Bold, rugged foliage seems nearly indestructible. White flowers are displayed just above magnificent foliage on 30" scapes in midsummer.  Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.



22.0 Inches




48.0 Inches


Scape Height:


30.0 Inches


Hardiness Zones:




Flower Color:


White Shades

Foliage Color:





Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:


Average Water Needs

Consistent Water Needs

Soil Quality:


Average Soil Quality

Fertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:


Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)

Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)




Attracts Wings:


Attracts Hummingbirds

Growth Rate:



Garden Style:



Woodland Shade

Other Features:


Border Plant

Cut Foliage

Easy To Grow

Attractive Foliage

Mass Planting


Focal Point


Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Frances Williams Hosta #1


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