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HOSTA ventricosa 'Aureomarginata'

Image of Hosta ventricosa 'Aureomarginata'

James H. Schutte

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA ventricosa 'Aureomarginata'

Plant Common Name

Aureomarginata Plantain Lily, Plantain Lily, Yellow-margined Hosta

General Description

Hostas are herbaceous perennials grown for their attractive leaves, tolerance for shade, toughness, and mounding habit. This one, Hosta ventricosa Like most hostas, H. ventricosa ‘Aureomarginata’ grows best in partial shade to full shade, tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils, and prefers average, even moisture. Use it for contrasts of size, habit and color in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed as a groundcover under tall 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

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    0"-22" / 0.0cm - 55.9cm

  • Width

    0"-50" / 0.0cm - 127.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early 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

    Lavender

  • Fruit Color

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    White, Light Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    White, Light Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Light Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • 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

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes