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Hosta fortunei var. aureomarginata (Gold-Edged Plantain Lily)

Gold-Edged Plantain Lily, Hosta fortunei var. Obscura 'aureomarginata', Hosta 'aureomarginata' (fortunei), Hosta 'Obscura Marginata' (fortunei), Hosta 'Yellow Edge', Hosta 'Gold Crown'

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Hosta Fortunei var. Aureomarginata, Gold-Edged Plantain Lily, Hosta Fortunei var. Obscura 'Aureomarginata', Hosta 'Aureomarginata' (fortunei), Hosta 'Obscura Marginata' (fortunei), Hosta 'Yellow Edge', Shade perennials, Plants for shade, Hosta 'Gold Crown'
Hosta Fortunei var. Aureomarginata, Gold-Edged Plantain Lily, Hosta Fortunei var. Obscura 'Aureomarginata', Hosta 'Aureomarginata' (fortunei), Hosta 'Obscura Marginata' (fortunei), Hosta 'Yellow Edge', Shade perennials, Plants for shade, Hosta 'Gold Crown'

Hosta ‘Fortunei aureomarginata’ (Gold-Edged Plantain Lily) forms an attractive, dense mound of broad, heart-shaped, basal, mid-green leaves, 8-10 in, long (20-25cm), with conspicuous veins and irregular golden yellow margins. Racemes of funnel-shaped, mauve flowers appear in mid and late summer on scapes rising well above the foliage to 3 ft. tall (90 cm). But the primary contribution of this hosta is its lovely foliage which brings some color to shady areas.

  • Easy grower, Hosta ‘Fortunei aureomarginata’ grows 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and spreads 18-24 in. (45-60 cm).
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Performs best in light, sun-dappled shade in rich, moist, well-drained soils. Quite sun tolerant with adequate moisture, this plant is not fussy about soils and tolerates a wide range of conditions. Tolerates full shade.
  • Perfect for the shade gardens, mixed with other perennials, as a groundcoverunderplanting shrubs, or in containers.
  • Watch for slugs and snails which could damage the attractive foliage.
  • Originally found in Germany, this Hosta is low-maintenance and forgiving
  • Cut off the stems after blooming to encourage the plant’s growth. Divide plants as needed in spring or fall.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Plantain Lily, Hosta
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Hosta ‘Warwick Comet’ (Plantain Lily)

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Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (Hakone Grass)
Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Madame Emile Mouillere’
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Plantain Lily, Hosta
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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