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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Fortunei Albopicta'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fortunei Albopicta

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Heart-shaped

Leaf Appearance:
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Light Green
Medium Green
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
1/64" - 1/32"
1/32" - 1/16"
1/16" - 1/8"
1/8" - 1/4"
1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:
Unknown - Tell us

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is not viable
No it does not set seed

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Medium sized hosta, about 14" - 16" tall and 18" to 24" wide, that starts out with light green to yellowish green leaves edged in medium green. Leaves turning completely green by summer. The flowers are a pale lilac and come on in July.

This hosta prefers partial to full shade for best colors and will tolerate dry conditions better than others. I started mine out in an area that was fairly moist and received about a half day's worth of sun - while it grew, it seemed to do poorly. In 2002 I moved it to a new shade garden under a group of white pines where it receives dappled light and the soil is more loamy but a bit drier due to competition with tree roots. This hosta does much better in this location and is proving to be a very nice plant.

Regional...

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

Montgomery, Alabama
Caseyville, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Traverse City, Michigan
New Ulm, Minnesota
Piedmont, Missouri
Ithaca, New York
Salem, Oregon
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Franklin, Wisconsin



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