The Hosta 'Fortunei Aureomarginata' plant boasts spinach-green leaves touched with a hint of blue, beautifully framed by deep golden-yellow margins that remain vibrant throughout the season. These broadly ovate leaves, with their subtle puckering, form a medium, sturdy mound, reaching widths of 24 inches. As summer reaches its zenith, racemes of bell-shaped, pale lavender flowers rise on 40-inch scapes, standing elegantly above the variegated foliage, making it a standout in any garden setting. Fortunei Aureomarginata is shipped as a bare root, a method we favor for its ability to establish quickly, double in size compared to its potted counterparts within the first season, and omit the necessity for plastic pots—providing an eco-friendly advantage.
Common Names: funkia, funkias, giboshi, plantain lily
Hosta Companion Plants: Astilbe, Dicentra, Ferns, Geranium, Grasses, Helleborus, Hemerocallis, Iris
Hosta Plant Care Instructions: During the early part of the season, the soil should be kept constantly moist. As the summer heat sets in, allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. In late fall, once frost has turned the foliage brown, cut it back to the ground. To ensure vigor and prevent overcrowding, divide the roots every 3-5 years. Late fall or early spring are the best times for this task.