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Question: Is the

Answer: Hosta sieboldiana 'Frances Williams' is a medium sized golden variegated hosta that spreads wider than it is tall. The variegation is enhanced with some direct morning sun or a bright dappled light situation. There are many wonderful blue hostas. The blue hostas grow best in deeper shade, this enhances their blue coloring. In too much light they may "sun burn". They also tend to be fairly slow growing compared to some of the other hostas. Which one is "best" is really a matter of personal opinion and how much garden space you have available. I like Blue Angel, Blue Ice, and Big Daddy as well as Krossa Regal and of course Elegans which has long been a favorite of many hosta gardeners. They are all great. (Can you tell I like hostas!) If possible it is a good idea to see some of these growing in the garden and showing their mature size and shape as well as coloring in person. Then you will know which one you like the best! I hope this helps. Enjoy your hostas!

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