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Frances Williams Hosta

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$34.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • 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
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Early August
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Variegated
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Groundcovers, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
Brand:
Common Name: Frances Williams Hosta
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: HOSTA `FRANCES WILLIAMS`
SKU:
1231000915-pc

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations