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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)
Sun Exposure: Light Shade
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
On Nov 11, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
I had an old variety of hosta planted in front of my house from the previous owners that always suffered from too much sun. I specifically chose to replace them with Francee hostas because they were supposed to tolerate more sun, and I liked the mounded shape and white edged-leaves. They worked perfectly. They bloom profusely and always look good.
On Jun 19, 2009, eclecticLC from Oskaloosa, IA wrote:
I absolutely love this plant. I have it planted in full sun until about 4pm and it thrives. It is the biggest it has ever been this year. I also have it planted in shade and it is not doing much, will move it to more sun. The only time it does not do well in the sun is when the temps get above 95 and is dry. Also, flowers beautifully.
On Jul 10, 2007, Jennie_in_MT from Lothair, MT (Zone 4a) wrote:
I think my dogs have dug poor Francee up several times. For some reason, she is planted in a spot that they have trashed over and over. But still this spring she came back. Now that is tough! Note to self: move her somewhere the canines will leave her in peace!
On Jun 10, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
The variegation pattern is attractive throughout the growing season and the growth rate is moderately fast.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Huntsville, Alabama Montgomery, Alabama Magnet Cove, Arkansas Chico, California Paradise, California Denver, Colorado Bear, Delaware Bonifay, Florida Canton, Georgia Cordele, Georgia East Newnan, Georgia Lithonia, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Martinez, Georgia Stone Mountain, Georgia Nilwood, Illinois Washington, Illinois Carmel, Indiana Galena, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana Newburgh, Indiana Keomah Village, Iowa Henderson, Kentucky Salvisa, Kentucky Gardere, Louisiana Zachary, Louisiana Highfield-cascade, Maryland Severn, Maryland Westminster, Maryland Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts Ann Arbor, Michigan Dearborn Heights, Michigan Mason, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan Wyandotte, Michigan Blaine, Minnesota Hopkins, Minnesota La Prairie, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Rochester, Minnesota Bates City, Missouri Olivette, Missouri St Joseph, Missouri Lothair, Montana Cairo, Nebraska Cape May Court House, New Jersey Cortland, New York Fishers Landing, New York Greene, New York North Tonawanda, New York Southold, New York Durham, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina Light Oak, North Carolina Taylorsville, North Carolina Medora, North Dakota Delaware, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Springboro, Ohio Oakland, Oregon Portland, Oregon Salem, Oregon Glen Mills, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania Ladys Island, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Sans Souci, South Carolina Tega Cay, South Carolina Christiana, Tennessee Gallatin, Tennessee Colmesneil, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas Hereford, Texas Hyrum, Utah Big Stone Gap, Virginia Leesburg, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Manassas, Virginia Newport News, Virginia Portsmouth, Virginia West Springfield, Virginia Long Beach, Washington Madison, Wisconsin Marion, Wisconsin