Considered by many to be the best white-margined Hosta Lily, 'Francee' features an impressive, lush mound of heart-shape, white edged, deep green leaves from which rise abundant tall stems in summer holding clusters of tubular lavender flowers the hummingbirds will appreciate. More sun tolerant than other hostas and slug resistant in our gardens, Francee is a classic, easy-to-grow perennial perfect for growing in both garden beds and containers.
Plant Type: Perennial
Height at Maturity: 18-24"
Width at Maturity: 30-36"
Spacing: 30" for mass plantings; 5' for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form: Clumping, Dense, Mounding
Growth Rate: Moderate
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Size: 2"
Flowering Period: Summer
Flower Type: Trumpet
Fragrant Flowers: NA
Foliage Color: Deep Green bordered in White
Fragrant Foliage: NA
Berry Color: NA
Sun Needs: Mostly Sun in Zones 3a-6b | Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade or Full Shade in Zones 7a-9b
Water Needs: Average to Low
Soil Type: Clay (amended), Loam, Sand, Silt
Soil Moisture / Drainage: Well-drained, moist
Soil pH: 5.5 - 7.5 (Acid to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care: Low
Attracts: Visual Attention, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resistances: Disease, Drought, Heat, Insect, Rabbit, Deep Shade, Slug