Minnie Kloppi/AHS 1986

I originally got this one because someone I know is named Frank, but I really like it for its crisp white border. It is one of the best sports of Fortunei Hyacinthina with white margins, and it won the AHS Eunice Fisher Award in 1976.

The 10 pairs of veins are raised on the dark forest green, heart shaped, leaves with white margins.

A mounded 3 foot wide form sets off lavender flowers on sturdy 2 foot scapes in July.

Francee looks good no matter what the weather and will hold up even if given a fair amount of sun. My favorite old stand-by.