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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
plantain lily 'Frances Williams'
Hosta 'Eldorado' Hosta 'Yellow Edge' (sieboldiana)
Hosta are clump-forming herbaceous perennials with simple, ovate or lance-shaped leaves, often attractively coloured or variegated, and erect racemes of nodding, funnel or bell-shaped flowers in early summer
'Frances Williams' forms a clump of broadly heart-shaped, puckered and veined grey-green leaves to 30cm, with a wide, irregular yellow-green margins. Pale lilac flowers in compact racemes on stems to 75cm
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or West-facing or North-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part shade with shelter from cold, dry winds. See hosta cultivation
Propagate by division in late summer or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Remove spent foliage as required and clear up dead foliage when it dies back at the end of the growing season
Pests May be attacked by slugs and snails; plants in pots may be susceptible to vine weevil
May be subject to a virus
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