Looking to add more interest to the shady areas in your landscape? This versatile and popular Hosta Francee 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!
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 a common pest 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.
Check out the Hosta Grow Guide for more information on growing these easy shade plants.
- Lush foliage
- Low maintenance
- Cold hardy
- Delicate flowers