Hosta plants are valued mainly as foliage plants, although some growers enjoy the trumpet-shaped flowers of Frances Williams. Most gardeners are more interested, however, in the thick, variegated leaf of the plant. It is oval-shaped and can become a foot long. The bluish-green center is hemmed in by a jagged, greenish-gold margin. The leaf is cupped and seersuckered, with showy lines as well. Do not confuse Frances Williams hosta with the similar-sounding 'Francee.' Both are variegated, but Francee's variegation is green and white.