Francee Hosta has oval leaves that are olive green with narrow yellow to white margins. In addition to the oval shape, the leaves are also slightly cupped. Lavender flowers in summer add to the dramatic display of this well known and popular hosta. Hostas are extremely popular, hardy herbaceous perennials grown primarily for their beautiful foliage. They are easy to grow, shade-tolerant plants. Leaves come in a wide range of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures and may be solid in color or variegated in different combinations of blue, green, white, and gold. The plants are low maintenance. Hostas originally came from Japan, China, and Korea. They were first introduced to Europe in the late 1700s and then came to the United States in the middle 1800s.
Spacing: Plant 30″ apart.
Height: Grows 18″ to 24″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full shade.
Outstanding Features: Small white borders on the dark green leaves.
Tips: Try pairing hostas with Astilbe, Hardy Ferns or Dicentra for added contrasts in plant forms, textures and colors.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes
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