Common name: Hosta Hosta Francee

Height: 14 Inches
Spread: 36 Inches
Scape Height: 30 Inches
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Variegated
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)   Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:  Average water needs   Consistent water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts hummingbirds
How fast should it grow?: Rapid
When should it bloom?: Midsummer  Late summer
How's your soil?: Average Soil   Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Woodland/Shade Container/Patio Eclectic
Medium to dark green, somewhat glossy, heart-shaped leaves have narrow, clean white margins

Variegation holds up very well in sun

Forms a wide, low mound of foliage making it ideal for use as a groundcover

Lavender flowers appear on 30" scapes from mid to late summer

Exhibits greater sun tolerance.

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.