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Hosta fortunei ‘Albo Picta’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A lovely plant, Hosta fortunei var albopicta is at its best when first emerging in spring. The narrow heart shaped leaves are 20-25 cm long, creamy yellow with an irregular margin of dark green. The lighter inner leaf colour slowly fades to a soft mid green.

Narrow spikes of tubular lilac flowers standing above the foliage are produced in midsummer.

Supplied Size: 3L containers

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Hosta fortunei ‘Albo Picta’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Hosta fortunei ‘Albo Picta’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Hosta fortunei ‘Albo Picta’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Light, dappled or partial shade.
Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June - August.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Hosta fortunei var albopicta grows to be a low, clump forming perennial.
Height: 60 cm (2 ft)
Spread: up to 100 cm (3 ft)

Plant Finder: about Hosta fortunei ‘Albo Picta’

Common names

Plantain lily, Renge-giboshi


Hosta fortunei ‘Albo Picta’ (Plantain lily). Pale green leaves, centred yellow are borne with spikes of bell-shaped, light purple flowers appearing in early summer.


All Hostas need some shade and few will thrive in open strong sunlight. A general rule is that the lighter foliage, the brighter the sunlight that will be tolerated. Variegated varieties tend to require more sun to keep their white, light green or gold stripes. The darker, bluer varieties need more shade.

Once established, Hostas are pretty tough and will spread horizontally to make excellent ground cover.

Interest and use

Border, shade, ornamental, foliage, fragrance, cutting bed Summer interest.

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Hosta fortunei ‘Albo Picta’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich, Peaty
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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