Frances Williams Hosta Bareroot


Frances Williams Hosta, a classic perennial plant prized for its striking foliage, adds elegance and texture to any garden landscape. Here’s a detailed description along with key features:

Description: Frances Williams Hosta, scientifically known as Hosta ‘Frances Williams’, is a robust herbaceous perennial plant renowned for its large, heart-shaped leaves and impressive size. Originating from Japan, this hosta cultivar is a popular choice among gardeners for its lush and vibrant foliage.

Key Features:

  • Color:
    • Variegated foliage with deep blue-green centers and irregular golden-yellow margins.
  • Fragrance:
    • Non-fragrant.
  • Wildlife and Pest Resistance:
    • Deer resistant.
    • Slugs and snails may occasionally feed on the foliage.
  • Planting Zone Information:
    • USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9.
  • Sun Preferences:
    • Partial to full shade; prefers filtered sunlight.
  • Drought Tolerance:
    • Moderate; benefits from consistent moisture but can withstand short periods of drought once established.

Planting Instructions (Bareroot):

  1. Prepare the planting area: Choose a location with well-draining soil and partial to full shade. Clear the area of weeds and debris.
  2. Soak the bareroot: Before planting, soak the bareroot hosta in water for a few hours to rehydrate the roots.
  3. Dig a hole: Dig a hole that is wide and deep enough to accommodate the roots comfortably. Make sure the hole is slightly larger than the root ball.
  4. Planting:
    • Place the hosta in the center of the hole, ensuring that the crown (where the roots meet the stem) is at ground level.
    • Backfill the hole with soil, gently firming it around the roots as you go to remove air pockets.
  5. Watering:
    • Water the newly planted hosta thoroughly to settle the soil and provide moisture to the roots.
  6. Mulching:
    • Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weed growth.
  7. Maintenance:
    • Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the plant’s establishment period.
    • Remove spent flower stalks to encourage new growth.
    • Monitor for pests, particularly slugs and snails, and take appropriate measures if needed.
  8. Division:
    • Hostas can be divided every few years to rejuvenate the plant and propagate new ones. Divide in early spring or late summer for best results.



***We recommend that you wait 7 to 10 days from the date of receipt before repotting your plants, to allow them to recover from the shock of shipping***

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Plants from Daylily Nursery are guaranteed to arrive healthy and green. If you have any concerns or are dissatisfied within the first five days of receiving your plants, please email or call our office. If your plants have received less-than-ideal care or were purchased for planting outside of your recommended growing zone, your purchase isn’t covered by our guarantee. Zone recommendations are provided in our listings.
Use your best judgment before ordering during unusually hot or cold weather (below 32 degrees F, or in excess of 95F for shipping purposes), as these extremes may leave your plant vulnerable to damage. The optimal time for planting for most of our material is in mid to late spring, past the danger of hard frost. This allows your plants the longest possible growing season. Summer and very early fall are also suitable, as long as your plant is placed in optimal conditions and receives adequate water. Late fall and winter are very risky in most areas. When in doubt about suitable planting times or zone compatible plants for your area, reach out to your local Agricultural Extension Office.
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