This medium size plant from the
Netherlands is a sport of H. 'Fortunei
Aureomarginata' that was
Gert van Eijk-Bos and
Dirk van Erven in 1997
with new data in
A U.S. patent was granted for this hosta in 1998.
size mound grows to about 20 inches in height and 28 inches in
width. Its dark green foliage has a medium golden-yellow
marginal variegation. The leaves are flat, very shiny on
top and have a glaucous bloom on the bottom. It bears medium lavender flowers
on scapes up to 40 inches tall from late July into
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Among the most striking green-leaved hostas with
creamy yellow margins to be introduced. Exceptionally thick leaf substance. A
tetraploid having higher fertility that the parent plant."
In an article in
Hosta Journal, (2002 Vol. 33 No. 3),
Author Warren I, Pollack says that H.
'Twilight' and H.
are actually the same plant.
United States Patent: PP14040 (1998)
Abstract: A mutation selection of Hosta ‘Fortunei
Auereomarginata’ with a wide gold margin and heavy