This gold margined sport of the
species was found in
American Hosta Society in 1987. At that time, its name was the hyphenated
'Aureo-marginata' but it was changed by
Schmid (1991) to its current name,
Hosta montana 'Aureomarginata'.
This large (27 inches high) plant is known for its upright,
vase-shape. The leaves have deeply impressed veins, are slightly
wavy and faintly corrugated. The bright yellow on the leaf fades to
chartreuse as the season progresses. Very pale lavender flowers
bloom in late July. The flowers are subtended by whitish
The Hostapedia by
(2009), this cultivar "...ranks near the top of any hosta
list due to its brightly colored foliage, large size, and attractive
flowers. In the landscape it makes an impact and can become a focal
point if sited properly."
Note: This beautiful hosta is one
of the earliest types to emerge from the ground in the spring.
To avoid frost damage to the leaves, you may need to give it a
covering when early spring frosts are predicted for your area.