in the 1970's and registered by
The American Hosta Society
on her behalf in 1986, this large size (21 inches high
by 50 inches wide)
cultivar has medium to dark green leaves with white marginal
variegation. Medium lavender, funnel shaped flowers on 42 inch scapes
bloom in clusters from late July into August
followed by some viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by
(2009), "During the 1980s, 'Francee' replaced 'Undulata
Albomarginata' as the most commonly used white-margined host
for landscaping purposes. It offers consistent, attractive
variegation and a good growth rate."
Field Guide to Hostas by
Mark Zilis (2014),
"By the late 1980s, 'Francee' became the leading
white-margined hosta in the nursery trade and
remained so until two of its sports, 'Patriot'
surpassed it in popularity in the mid-1990s."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)
states: "Increases rapidly and thus is excellent for
landscaping. Superb in a large container. A classic
hosta...Distinctive, bright purple shoots emerge
very late in the season, as they do with all hostas
of the Fortunei Group. The narrowly funnel-shaped
flowers do not always open at the tips of the
This cultivar has been awarded
the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in the