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Originator(s)John Machen, Jr. 1991

Origin'Francee' sport


Size categorymedium

Plant height x width30x75 cm (12x30 in.)

Leaf length x width18x13 cm (7x5 in.)

Vein pairs8-10

Leaf colordark green,white edge





Scape height75 cm (30 in.)


Flower length 


Flowering periodJune - July





Info=H. 'Fortunei Patriot'.
Hosta of the Year for 1997 (HOTY).
15" tall. Part Sun to Light Shade.
This sport of 'Francee' has wide, white, variable margins with streaking toward center. Medium lavender flowers in June.
Dark green with extremely wide, wavy, pure white margins.
Heart shaped leaves and light lavender flowers.
Green leaf with wide white margins. Award winner.
Zooming toward the top of the popularity poll is this sport of H. 'Francee' (probably a tetraploid) with a much wider pure white margin... one of the most distinctive of the hostas. The 3' wide clumps are topped with medium lavender flowers in early summer. The first plant released sold for $875 at the 1992 American Hosta Society Convention!
Deep forest green leaf w/extremely wide, almost pure white margin. This sport of H. 'Francee' has great substance and light lavender flowers. Hosta of the Year in 1997.
A sport of 'Francee', dark green leaves with a wide, irregular creamy white margin.  Lavender flowers.  One of the most popular of the newer introductions.
One of the most popular hostas available today. Dark green heart-shaped leaves have brilliant snow white margins. Lightly wavy edges and slightly upturned leaves give a very distinctive look. A sport of Hosta 'Francee' which in itself is already a very valuable groundcover Hosta. 'Patriot' has bolder clear white border variegation with some green marbling (variable margins with streaking toward center). Stands out in any garden.
A sport of H. 'Francee' but with a wider, pure white margin. Has good sun tolerance. Flowers are medium lavender in July. A classic.
1997 American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year.
Dark, glossy green foliage with an exceptionally wide white margin. A superb sport of 'Francee'. Lavender flowers.
Medium, a sport of Francee. Dark green glossy leaves with wide pure white margins. Violet flowers in June and July. Outstanding!!

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