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Petal Pushers Nursery

Hosta 'Francee', 1 Gallon Pot Live Plant

Hosta 'Francee', 1 Gallon Pot Live Plant

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Francee boasts gorgeous mounds of dark green variegated leaves with cream edges and lavender flowers bloom in summer that are great for mass planting because they will attract butterflies.

Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots. High-filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to hostas. They are most at home in shady, woodland settings and often work well as specimen or edging plants. Hostas are very easy to propagate through division. This can be done at any time during the growing season with little or no affect on the growth of the parent plant. Since each division should have at least 3 eyes, plants should be allowed to mature for several years before being divided. Especially in northern zones, hostas should be mulched with a layer of finely shredded organic material to prevent heaving in the winter. Mulch is beneficial because it retains moisture around the plant's roots, but it is also the ideal place for slugs to hide. Watch for holes in the center of the leaves. If they are present, so are slugs. Applying a slug bait in early spring when new shoots are beginning to emerge will help to reduce the slug population. After a few years when plants are firmly established, the mulch can be removed completely, which should eliminate the slug problem altogether. Also be sure to clean all hosta foliage out of the garden in early winter after the plants have gone dormant. By doing so, you will be ridding the area of the eggs of slugs and other leaf-eating insects.

8-14 Inches
18-24 Inches

Attracts Hummingbirds
Mass Planting
Low Maintenance
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
Ground Cover

Partial Sun
Full Shade

Foliage Color:


Season of Interest (Flowering):
Season of Interest (Foliage):
Spring Bloomer

Soil Moisture:
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained

*Well rooted plant growing and shipped in a gallon pot! Some soil may be removed for shipping.

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