Hosta 'Fortunei Aureomarginata'
 

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "H. 'Kifukurin Renge' = H. 'Fortunei Aureomarginata'...H. 'Rocknell' = H. 'Fortunei Aureomarginata'..."

'Fortunei Aureomartinata' is a fast growing, large size (23 inches high by 52 inches wide) hosta that has dark green leaves with a yellow marginal variegation. Pale lavender flowers which are funnel shaped are borne in clusters on 36 inch tall scapes from July into August. It has been considered a great landscape hosta for many decades.

Until Schmid (1991) changed the status of this plant from a species to a cultivar, it had been known as Hosta fortunei 'Aureo-marginata'. It had been registered under that name in 1987 by The American Hosta Society.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar is "...sold as 'Gold Crown', 'Golden Crown' and H. fortuenei 'Yellow Edge'."

From the Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...is still widely grown and considered an outstanding landscape plant...it offers a good growth rate and better than average sun tolerance."

An article titled Too Many Lookalikes by Bob Keller in The Hosta Journal (2010 Vol. 41 No. 2) states that, "There are other examples of lookalikes being registered. H. 'Ellerbroek' and 'Fortunei Aureomarginata' are nearly identical in my view..."

This cultivar has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in the UK. The species (now cultivar) was named for plant explorer Robert Fortune.



       

 
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