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
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.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar is "...sold as 'Gold Crown', 'Golden
Crown' and H. fortunei 'Yellow Edge'."
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."
This cultivar has been awarded
the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in the
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term kifukurin or ki fukurin as yellow edge(d) or
yellow margin(ed) and the term renge as lotus, 'Renge Gibōshi' or H. 'Fortunei'.
An article titled Too Many Lookalikes by
Bob Keller in
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..."
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for
Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas
which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have
indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same
plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary
in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the
casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the
plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.
GOLD CROWN, H. 'Golden
Crown', H. 'Green
"Popularly known as 'Gold Crown', this
familiar hosta has medium-sized leaves
whose dark green center contrasts nicely
with a narrow, irregular, yellow margin.
It is a quick grower and is great for
mass plantings, although it can hold its
own as a specimen. It always catches my
eye, just as the equally familiar 'Antioch'
does. Perhaps it is not on the list
because it is so readily available..."