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Hosta fortunei ‘Albo Picta’

For sale by Stafford Lake Nursery

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One of the classics, this plant has been about since 1860 apparently. Emerges in the spring with a bright creamy centre, which fades slowly to green in the summer, but never quite as dark as the leaf margin. Great early season variety, and the lavender flowers add a bit of interest later in summer. I like this variety for its vigour and reliability as well, as it seldom fails on any reasonable site. Will grow to 80cm or so wide.

Hosta fortunei ‘Albo Picta’ | Woking, Surrey, GU21
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre

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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’ | Woking, Surrey, GU21 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich, Peaty
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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