Hosta 'Fortunei Albomarginata'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fortunei Albomarginata
Additional cultivar information:(aka Albo-marginata)
Hybridized by AHS
Registered or introduced: 1987
» View all varieties of Hostas

Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:


Leaf Appearance:


Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Creamy White

Pure White

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:


Margin Width:

1/4" - 1/2"

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:



Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is not viable

No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:


Colorado Springs, Colorado

Bonifay, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Marietta, Georgia

Newnan, Georgia

Elberfeld, Indiana

Henderson, Kentucky

Slidell, Louisiana

Traverse City, Michigan

New Ulm, Minnesota

Union, Missouri

Annandale, New Jersey

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Ithaca, New York

Glouster, Ohio

Springfield, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Centre Hall, Pennsylvania

Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania

Florence, South Carolina

Hereford, Texas

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

show all

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 1, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

I purchased this hosta perhaps 5 years ago and had it planted along with a variety of other hostas in my lower garden where it received about a half day of sun and good moisture, but was in heavy clay soil. After several years it appeared that it just was not happy and hadn't grown much, so I moved it to my new shade garden under pine trees in summer of 2002, where it has taken off and grown well ever since. It now receives only dappled shade and the moisture is less, but the soil is very loamy. Evidently the new accomodations are more to it's liking!

This is a considered a medium to large hosta - about 18" - 27" tall and 24"+ wide.


On Jul 22, 2003, AlanCovington wrote:

It grows well in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which is zone 2b/3a. The leaf colour is especially nice in shady areas.


On Jul 14, 2003, SunshineSue from Mississauga, ON (Zone 6a) wrote:

Terrific hosta & less expensive than many of the newer varieties. It's one to be patient with as each season will bring more growth & a more abundant plant. Don't crowd this one! Divides easily every 4-5 years in the spring when shoots are 3" to 4" tall, takes some morning sun & regular watering. Perfers a soil rich in compost/sterilzed cattle manure. In it's present location, which is not very wide as you can see in the photo, it is not bothered by slugs at all.


On Jan 11, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 24"-40". AHS 1987. Name changed from H. fortunei 'Albo marginata to H. 'Fortunei Albomarginata'