open-pollinated seedling of H. 'Frances Williams'
was registered by
of England in 1983. It grows into a large size
hosta about 21 inches in
height with a spread of 44 inches. The green foliage has a
chartreuse medial (center) variegation and is slightly wavy and
slightly corrugated. Funnel shaped, pale lavender flowers bloom
from late July into August followed by viable seeds.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009), "...acts more like
a Fortunei than a
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "...other authorities have claimed it is a
viridescent seedling of an unknown H. 'Fortunei'...Foliage is most colorful in
early summer before the variegation fades. Slow to moderate growth rate."
was introduced by and is named to honor Julie Morss, an early
British hosta pioneer...Listed as a sport of H. 'Sieboldiana'
hybrid, it has 8-10 pairs of veins, so is probably a H. 'Fortunei'
derivative. Considered one of the best English cultivars."