Hosta

Hosta 'Fortunei Albo-marginata'

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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Hosta (Hosta 'Fortunei Albo-marginata')
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Genus:  Hosta
Bold, large, shield-shaped leaves with a deep green center and creamy-white margins turn white with age. Funnel-shaped mauve flowers borne on leafy scapes 32 inches long appear in midsummer.
Care:  Grow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil. A shade lover, hosta thrives in moist, even wet, soil, but also tolerates dry shade. Grows best with full morning sun. Tolerates drought, but a summer mulch is beneficial.
Propagation:  Divide plants in late summer or early spring.
Problems:  Slugs and snails. In containers, watch for vine weevil. Also viruses and foliar nematodes.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Waterside
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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