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One of the classics, and a favourite with me. Mid green leaves with good substance and prominent ribs, which set off the pure white margin beautifully. I actually prefer this plant to Patriot and the other wider edged forms, the extra green shows off the white to better effect I feel. Good display of lavender flowers in summer. A fine plant in container or border, eventually reaching the best part of 1m wide.
Plantain lily, Renge-giboshi
Hosta fortunei ‘Francee’ (Plantain lily). Produces ovate to heart-shaped, slightly cupped, puckered, olive-green leaves, with irregular white margins. Arching leafy-scapes, bear funnel-shaped, lavender-blue flowers in summer.
All Hostas need some shade and few will thrive in open strong sunlight. A general rule is that the lighter foliage, the brighter the sunlight that will be tolerated. Variegated varieties tend to require more sun to keep their white, light green or gold stripes. The darker, bluer varieties need more shade.
Once established, Hostas are pretty tough and will spread horizontally to make excellent ground cover.
Walls, rock garden, ground cover, borders, shade, ornamental, foliage, fragrance, cutting bed Summer interest.
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