- Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 32 - 36 Inches
- Mature Spread 32 - 36 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Frances Williams Hosta, Plantain Lily ‘Frances Williams’, Hosta sieboldiana ‘Frances Williams’, or Hosta ‘Frances Williams’, is a well-loved, classic hosta with thick, rounded, deeply-textured, blue-green leaves with contrasting golden borders. The mammoth leaves are broad and heart-shaped, adding interesting color and contrast to any landscape. A striking bonus to this incredible foliage is the brilliant lilac to white flowers that open in late summer, adding to the Frances Williams Hosta’s appeal. This stately perennial grows from 32 to 36 inches tall with a spread of 36 to 42 inches.
Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society, Frances Williams Hosta has an upright, variegated, clump-forming, growing habit that lends it its elegant shape. Native to Japan, and rediscovered in Bristol, Connecticut, this low-maintenance beauty is named after Frances Williams, a landscaping architect who discovered the cultivar. Its thick, shaded leaves and white flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Your hosta will need pest protection, although this variety is more resistant than others because of its heavier texture.
Frances Williams Hosta Care
Frances Williams Hosta prefers to be planted in locations with full or partial shade, although they can tolerate some additional sun in cooler climates. Hostas that receive excess sun are smaller in size, but still lovely. Average water is sufficient for growth, but keep the soil consistently moist for the best results. They should be planted in rich, organic soil that is moist and well-drained.
Prune away unwanted or damaged leaves at any time during the growing season.
Frances Williams Hosta Spacing
Hostas grow well in containers and can thrive in any shaded garden. Their large, colorful leaves make them great understory options, and they are especially stunning in terracotta pots alongside other shade loving perennials. They should be planted 3 to 4 feet apart from center to center.
Frances Williams Hosta Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 32 - 36 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 36 - 42 Inches|
|Spacing: 36 - 42 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Early August|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Variegated|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Pests & Insects|
|Uses: Borders, Groundcovers, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest|
|Common Name: Frances Williams Hosta|
|Scientific Name: HOSTA `FRANCES WILLIAMS`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.