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)
Hybridized by Hylander-AHS
Registered or introduced: 1987
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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:

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

Bellevue, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

a.k.a. Hosta fortunei 'Aureomarginata'


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 t... read more


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.


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

Flower scapes 29"-45".