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' 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 Robert Fortune.

Hosta 'Fortunei Albomarginata'


These 2010 photos come from the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside, tours and vendors at the 2010 American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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