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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Carl A. Francis'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Carl A. Francis
Hybridized by C. Francis/S. Chamberlain; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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Plant Size (check one):
Miniature (leaf 2.0-6.0 square inches; plant 4-6 tall)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Lance

Leaf Appearance:
Folded

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Dull

Leaf Substance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:
Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Heavily Rippled

Margin Width:
1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral sanannie On Apr 12, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Informational comment: Sport of a green seedling; Originator: C. Francis (O) S. Chamberlain (NIR) 2004



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