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Hosta 'Aureomarginata'

Hosta montana

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Species: montana (MON-tah-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aureomarginata
Hybridized by AHS
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Plant Size (check one):

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

Giant (leaf >144 square inches; plant >28 tall)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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):

Very Shiny

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:


Golden Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1" - 1 1/2"

1 1/2" - 2

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

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:

Montgomery, Alabama

Rough And Ready, California

Suffield, Connecticut

Cordele, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Sioux Center, Iowa

Acton, Massachusetts

Lexington, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Savage, Minnesota

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Ithaca, New York

Medora, North Dakota

Franklin, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Sharon, Tennessee

Lexington, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Lake Delton, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 12, 2006, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

High marks for this one as it always looks attractive and the slugs don't bother it. I love this hosta.


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

Large, vase shaped mound of gold-margined foliage. Emerges early and grows to 27" by 68". Leaves are 15" long by 8.25 wide with a 1-2" variable bright gold margin that often streaks into the shiny medium green center. The margin gradually fades to chartreuse if grown in deep shade or can bleach to white with direct sunlight. Slightly shiny underside; ovate to oblong-elliptic, arching blade that has a deeply lobed, puckered base and a pointed, downwardly curved tip, slightly wavy throughout blade. Leaves are faintly corregated at maturity; no reddish purple dots on petiole; good substance. 14-15 vein pairs.

It is sometimes easy to confuse H. 'Montana aureomarginata' with H. 'Fortunei aureomarginata' at first glance - I did it myself when first uploading a picture here. ... read more


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

Flower scapes 47". AHS 1987.