Hosta 'Francee'

Introduced by Minnie Klopping of Nebraska 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.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (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."

From the 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' and 'Minuteman', surpassed it in popularity in the mid-1990s."

This cultivar has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in the UK.


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