Hosta 'Fortunei Albopicta'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fortunei Albopicta
Additional cultivar information:(aka Fortune Albopicta, Viridis Marginata)
Hybridized by Hylander-AHS
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)


18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

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

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:


Leaf Appearance:


Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):


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:


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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.