Francee Hosta Is a Popular Blue Hosta Variety That You Will Love!
Looking to add more interest to the shady areas in your landscape? This versatile and popular Hosta Francee shrub is a great way to add subtle color, tall lavender flower scapes, and unique broad, lush leaves to your yard.
The Francee Hosta shrub is generally considered to be one of the best of the white-margined hostas. They appear in early spring with heart-shaped leaves that are up to 8 inches long. As full grown blue hostas, the plant will grow up to 1-2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide.
Plantain lilies, as they are commonly called, generally have dark green leaves with narrow white margins. The hosta francee flowers are funnel-shaped, light lavender buds in dense racemes appear in mid to late summer. The hosta plant is perfect for mass plantings or borders and garden beds!
FRANCEE HOSTA PLANT CARE
Plant hostas in part shade to full shade loving plants and rich garden matter that is moist, well drained soil. They prefer a planting site with morning sun and afternoon shade. Moisture plays a crucial role in growing beautiful Hosta plants – you will need to water these hosta x fortunei francee plants during prolonged dry spells in the growing season especially if in heavy clay soils.
Grow this hosta variety across the United States in USDA zones 4-9. The blue green foliage may die back in winter. This is normal for perennial plants in the winter landscape. Cover the hosta francee plant with mulch or organic matter to retain moisture and wait for the burst of spring color when hostas emerge.
Slugs and snails are common pests to hosta leaves. Caring for hostas includes spraying for these sneaky pests with insecticide or slug bait. Divide hostas in late winter or early spring. This type of hosta is partially pest and disease resistant so this makes it very easy to grow.
Our Francee hosta plant for sale is perfect for shade gardens and is one of our most herbaceous, perennial ground covers.
Once your Hosta Francee Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order. Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.
FRANCEE HOSTA CARE:
This low maintenance Hosta does best in full shade to partial sun. It does well with an average, well-drained soil that is moist but not soggy. This hardy plant does well in the winter, but spent flower shoots and any damaged leaves should be removed routinely.
The Francee Hosta should be planted 3-4 feet apart from other plants.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Francee Hosta, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Full Shade / Partial Sun
Mature Width 2-3 ft
Mature Height 1-3 ft
Growing Zones4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9