This hosta has been around a long
time and, consequently, has gone through several name changes
and variations. According to
The Hosta Handbook by
Mark Zilis (2000), " ...1987 registration by
The American Hosta Society as H. fortunei 'Albo-marginata'...name changed to
'Fortunei Albomarginata' by Schmid..."
This cultivar makes a mound about
23 inches high and 54 inches wide with leaves that narrow at the
base, are wavy but not corrugated. Narrow, funnel shaped, pale
lavender flowers bloom from mid July.
Zilis comments, "...has been sold
under the trade name SILVER CROWN which has also been used as a
cultivar name ('Silver Crown')."
Similar cultivars include H.
'Antioch', H. 'Rhapsody' and H. 'Vivian'.
Sports include H. 'Enchantment'
and H. 'North Hills'.
Seedlings include H. 'Dragon
Wings' and H. 'Iceland'.
The species (now cultivar) was named for plant explorer