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Hosta Frances Williams

Hosta sieboldiana 'Frances Williams'

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Hosta Frances Williams has chartreuse edges on textured, heart-shaped leaves that do best in part to full shade.

About Your Hosta Frances Williams

A zippy gold stripe down the side makes this hosta stand out in a shady spot. A versatile perennial, Hosta Frances Williams is a beautiful plant with heart shaped foliage. This boisterous hosta has delicate white flowers that appear on a stalk above the large foliage from spring through fall. A delightful addition to any shady spot, Hosta Frances Williams plays well with others and can be paired with other, smaller hostas or Heuchera Purple Palace or Heuchera Obsidian.

Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Mature Height: 1.5 to 2 feet
Mature Width: 4 to 5 feet
Classification: Perennial
Sunlight: Part to full shade
Habit: Upright, clump forming
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Summer
Foliage: Green
Soil Condition: Prefers moist, average soil
Water Requirement: Water well until established.
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting
Growzone: 3-8 Hosta Frances Williams Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Hosta Frances Williams

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Hosta Frances Williams plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Watering Hosta Frances Williams: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give Hosta Frances Williams a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.

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