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Hosta fortunei ‘Aurea Marginata’

Plantain lily

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  • Hosta fortunei ‘Aurea Marginata’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Hosta fortunei ‘Aurea Marginata’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green, yellow margins

Description

Hosta fortunei ‘Aurea Marginata’ (Plantain lily). This produces mid-green leaves with yellow margins. Pale purple, bell-shaped flowers are borne in spikes in mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Renge-giboshi

Origin

China, Japan

Interest and use

Border, shade, ornamental, foliage, fragrance, cutting bed

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  • Hosta fortunei ‘Aurea Marginata’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Mass planting gives the most effective results.

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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