Francee Hosta

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SKU
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Thought by some to be the very best Hosta variety, the Francee Hosta (Hosta fourtunei 'Francee') is beloved for its vigorous growth and carefree nature! Combined with its reliable, long-lasting display, it is often considered the best of the white-edged foliage Hostas.

The dark green, heart-shaped leaves are delicately edged in pristine white, with a heavily textured appearance that maintains its coloring well throughout the seasons. Summer brings the addition of tall stems that arise out of the foliage to display racemes of tiny, trumpet-shaped white blossoms that have been lightly dusted with a lavender hue. Hummingbirds and pollinators adore them as much as you will!

The Francee Hosta is a herbaceous perennial that has a low-growing, mounded nature and is adaptable to a variety of conditions throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9. Growing up to 15-20 inches in height when blooming and spreading to a lovely 3 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Francee works well in containers as the main filler/thriller and in larger planters are dramatic fillers and spillers! Ideal around covered and shady seating areas, on front porches, and even covered balconies to add two-tone foliage and flowers that can be used in cut flower arrangements!

Hosta happily spread throughout Pollinator gardens, shady Cottage gardens, and foundation plantings on the shady areas of your home! As lovely edging and facer plants, Francee eases the transition between lawns and gardens in rows and groupings. Plant straight or winding rows or groups throughout the woodland garden or under the canopies of trees. Mix with other shade garden plants such as Ferns and Astilbe, and of course other Hostas! They'll also help control erosion on slopes and gullies, and is a fine size for groundcover, edging, or specimen use!

  • Large Heart-Shaped White Edged Dark Green Leaves
  • Lovely Trumpet-Shaped Lavender/White Blossoms
  • White Summer Flowers For Pollinators & Hummingbirds
  • Lovely Tall Scapes for Bouquets
  • Specimens, Groupings & Rows, Containers & Shade Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant this low-care herbaceous Perennial in an area that receives partial shade and even full shade, especially in the hottest of its favored growing zones. The leaves need some morning sun to bring out the best coloration since too much sun will burn the leaves. Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Provide moderate yet consistent moisture throughout the growing season and these appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch chips to help hold in moisture. Deadhead these after flowers fade, and clean the foliage away from the plant once it dies back in the autumn.

  • More Sun Tolerant & Full Shade
  • Adaptable To A Variety Of Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Needs Well-Drained Soil
  • Appreciates Mulch
  • Prune in Late Fall After Leaves Die Back
  • Divide Every Few Years
  • Extremely Cold Hardy, Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Featuring two-tone foliage and pale lavender blossoms, the Francee Hosta has been a fan favorite for years! Reserve yours as soon as you see her in stock today at Nature Hills!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Hostas need full sun or shade?

Hosta does best in full sun in cooler climates but does appreciate afternoon protection from the worst of the summer sun, especially in the hottest of their growing zone range. In the hottest climates, Hosta like partial shade or dappled shade, and some varieties will do great in full shade.

Where do Hostas grow best?

Hosta plants love enriched, well-drained soil that is moderately yet consistently moist throughout the growing season. They appreciate mulched garden beds.

Do Hostas come back every year? Are Hostas a perennial plant?

With vigorous carefree growth, Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that will return year after year with little maintenance.

What do you do with Hostas in the fall? What do you do with Hostas in the winter?

Hosta leaves will die back after frost but the crowns and roots remain intact and dormant until next spring. Prune back the leaves once they turn brown in the autumn and remove them from the plant's area. For winter protection, add a layer of compost or mulch over the crowns to protect them from the chill.

Do Hosta attract hummingbirds or pollinators?

Hostas are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Hosta Plants for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Francee Hosta Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hosta fourtunei 'Francee'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 20 inches
Mature Spread 36 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pale Lavender
Foliage Color Green With White Blossoms
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant No