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Hosta 'Francis Williams'
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Hosta 'Francis Williams'

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Common name: The Plantain lily.


Cultural notes

A Hardy herbaceous perennials that is suitable for shady borders, woodland, and waterside situations

They provide excellent ground cover and, once established, can he left undisturbed for many years.

Plant hostas in September/ October, in sun or partial shade in well-drained moisture retentive soil, enriched with leaf mould, peat, or well-rotted compost .

Variegated plants retain their colour better when grown in partial shade.
Yellow leafed varieties need dappled shade i.e. they require some sunshine, full sun may scorch the leaves.

Hostas can be raised from seeds, but the variegated varieties may not come true to colour.
Division is the best method of propagation, divide and replant the crowns in March/April as growth begins.




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