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HOSTA 'Fortunei Aureomaculata'

Image of Hosta 'Fortunei Aureomaculata'

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Fortunei Aureomaculata'

Plant Common Name

Fortunei Aureomaculata Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their attractive leaves, mounding habit, toughness and tolerance for shade. This one, ‘Fortunei Aureomaculata,’ is notable for the broad, creamy-white center of the leaves when they emerge in spring. The leaves are heart-shaped and smooth, with deep forest-green edges. The entire leaf turns deep green by late summer. This is a medium-sized hosta that forms a mound of overlapping leaves. The flowers are tubular and white, and borne on leafless stems above the leaves.

Like most hostas, ‘Fortunei Aureomaculata’ grows best in full to partial shade, tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils, and prefers average, even moisture. Use it for contrasts of color, texture and silhouette to brighten shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed as a groundcover.

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

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    0"-18" / 0.0cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    0"-24" / 0.0cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    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)

    White, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • 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