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HOSTA 'Fortunei Albopicta'

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Carol Cloud Bailey

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Fortunei Albopicta'

Plant Common Name

Fortunei Albopicta Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

This hosta, 'Fortunei Albopicta,' has been well regarded and widely grown for over 100 years, largely because of its handsome leaves, large size, and toughness. Like all hostas, it is an herbaceous perennial that forms a mound of leaves on petioles (leaf stems) that rise directly from the ground. The leaves of ‘Fortunei Albopicta’ emerge a fairly bright cream color with green margins and by summer the entire leaf has turned green. The tubular white flowers appear in clusters atop leafless stems that rise above the leaves.

Like most hostas, ‘Fortunei Albopicta’ grows best in full to partial shade, tolerates almost all well-drained soils, and prefers average, even moisture. Use it for dramatic contrast of size, color and texture in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed under large trees to complement their scale.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    0"-22" / 0.0cm - 55.9cm

  • Width

    0"-45" / 0.0cm - 114.3cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Lavender, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes