This fast growing 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
been sold under the trade name SILVER CROWN™ which
has also been used as a cultivar name ('Silver Crown')."
This cultivar which
is a sport of H. 'Fortunei', makes a
large size 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 into August followed by a
few viable seeds.
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014),
"...newer white-edged cultivars are taking its place
in the nursery trade. Still, it is useful as a large
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Late to emerge in the spring. Tolerates plenty of
sun, although the leaf color will fade somewhat.
Vigorous, easy to cultivate. Ideal for covering
large areas because it is inexpensive. Has been
superseded in many gardens by modern introductions.
Still considered a classic hosta. A favorite of
The species (now cultivar) was named for plant explorer