Hosta ‘Francee’ – a Perennial for Sun or Shade

Hosta ‘Francee’, Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’, Hakonechloa, Yew ‘Hillii’

There’s a spot in my garden that gets sun for a few hours during spring and fall. In the summer, however it’s in shade. To meet that type of light requirements I’ve planted Hostas ‘Francee’. This type of hosta can take full sun to shade.

About Hosta ‘Francee’

Hosta ‘Francee’ is wonderful perennial that gets around 18-20 inches (45-50 cm) tall and 35-47 inches (90-120 cm) wide. It takes a few years for it to reach that size but when it does it’s quite a sight. It’s also one few hostas that doesn’t get eaten by slugs.

Companion Plants for Hostas

Heuchera ‘Palace Purple looks pretty in front of the hosta since they contrast in color. For further interest I’ve added Hakonechloa and Iris “Snow Queen”. While they have a similar color as the hosta, they complement each other in texture and form.

Hosta ‘Francee’, Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’, Hakonechloa, Iris ‘Snow Queen’

Slug Resistant Hosta ‘Twilight’

‘Twilight’ Hosta is an improved variety that claims to have better slug resistance.

I get quite a lot of slugs in the garden and it seems to hold up well. My hosta is into season two and so far it’s had just a few tiny holes.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade.

Lavender flowers bloom in mid summer
It gets 22 inches (55cm) tall by 30 inches (75cm) wide
Popular with the bees
This hosta has shiny dark green leaves with wide gold margins that turn creamy white as the season progresses. It stands out in the shade and shines during the evening.
Fits perfectly in the corner