Hosta 'Frances Williams' (Sieboldiana) [AGM] - Plantain lily variety

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  • AGM

  • Flowers attract bees

  • Plant for clay soil

  • Plant for damp soil

  • Plant for shade

An old variety with large, heart-shaped, puckered, greyish blue-green leaves with wide, irregular, yellow-green margins. Pale lilac flowers appear in mid summer.

Prefers a moist soil in full or partial shade. Will tolerate weak morning or late afternoon sun. Direct sunshine in the hottest hours of the day will cause leaf scorch.

Height: 12 - 24 inches / 30 - 60cm

Spread: 18 - 48 inches / 45 - 120cm

AGM: The RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plants award an AGM are:

  • excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • available
  • of good constitution
  • essentially stable in form and colour
  • reasonably resistant to pests and diseases

Lynne's notes:

I'm a self-confessed hosta-aholic. I can't get enough of them and like ones' children, one shouldn't have favourites. That said, this is one of mine. One reason is because it is the first hosta I ever grew, over 30 years ago and may be the reason I fell in love with the genus. Another reason is that it makes such a magnificent specimen hosta and when well grown, makes such a wonderful addition to the shade border.

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