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Hosta 'Fortunei Aureomarginata'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fortunei Aureomarginata
Additional cultivar information: (aka Gold Crown, Yellow Edge, Golden Crown)

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Plant Size (check one):
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

24-36 in. (60-90 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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Golden Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
1/8" - 1/4"
1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Gabrielle On May 6, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

a.k.a. Hosta fortunei 'Aureomarginata'

Positive lmelling On Jan 7, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

One of my favorite hostas! The heart shaped leaves are a mid to darker green surrounded by a lighter yellowish-green to golden yellow margin. While considered a "large" hosta, is not overwhelming in leaf size or body, so although it will make a wonderful specimen, you don't have to have an extremely large place for it. It looks wonderful tucked against evergreens and playing off various flower colors.

I planted this one next to my pathway about 4 years ago, and it has grown into a truely majestic plant (see my photo)! Two years ago I added an 'All Summer Beauty' hydrangea just in back of this hosta and this summer the combination delighted me for most of the summer. Although the flowers of the aureomarginata are actually more of a lavendar - when seen against the colors of the ASB hydrangea, they appear almost mauve in color. I had a lot of ooohhhs and ahhhs from visitors last summer.

Flower scapes grow to 40"+, flowers are long lasting and appear in late July to early August here. This is a very easy hosta to grow. Less "picky" than some other varieties and does well in the bright situation I have it where it is sheltered only from the hot afternoon sun. I have it planted in a nice loam that has ample moisture.

Positive HummerRachel On Jan 20, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

A great no fuss hosta. An oldie but a goodie and very good price point.

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

Flower scapes 29"-45".


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

Boulder Creek, California
Broomfield, Colorado
Cordele, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Athens, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Henderson, Kentucky
Franklin, Louisiana
Slidell, Louisiana
Lexington, Massachusetts
Royal Oak, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
New Ulm, Minnesota
Brunswick, Missouri
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Cincinnati, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Hereford, Texas
Kalama, Washington
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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