Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #172 - 'Frances Willliams'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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May 4, 2016 1:47 PM CST
'Frances Willliams' is a sport of 'Elegans'. I've had it since spring 2009 and it really is just a space taker. This one has large metallic blue-green, rounded and cupped leaves with an irregular gold edge. Leaves vary from elongated to more rounded, margin is wide and irregular. But it has a problem in that it tends to show spring desiccation burn, even when kept in a dark place like where I have it (too dark and too dry). But it grows slowly and many other hostas have not in this location. Please feel free to share your pictures of this hosta.

June 21
Thumb of 2016-05-04/ViolaAnn/33e74a

Aug. 13
Thumb of 2016-05-04/ViolaAnn/573c23

Sept. 21
Thumb of 2016-05-04/ViolaAnn/160a4c


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