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Hosta fortunei ‘Albo Picta’

Plantain lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourLight purple
  • Leaf ColourYellow green, edged with pale green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Renge-giboshi

Origin

China, Japan

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich, Peaty
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

Propagate by division of the fleshy crowns in early spring. Seed raised plants very rarely come true to type (except H.ventricosa).

Pests, diseases or disorders

Attracts Slugs

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