About this cultivar:

Hosta fortunei volt-ampere. aureomarginata ( v ) is a fast grow Hosta that has dark fleeceable leaves with a chicken fringy diversification. Pale lavender flowers which are funnel shaped are bear in clusters on scapes. It has been considered a capital Hosta for many decades and has been sold as ‘Gold Crown ‘, ‘Golden Crown ‘ and ‘Yellow Edge ‘ .
Until Schmid ( 1991 ) changed the status of this plant from a species to a cultivar, it had been known as Hosta fortunei ‘Aureo-marginata ‘. It had been registered under that appoint in 1987 by The american Hosta Society .
From the Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis ( 2014 ), “ … is still widely grown and considered an outstanding landscape plant … it offers a good growth rate and better than average sun tolerance. ”
This cultivar has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society ‘s Award of Garden Merit. The species ( now cultivar ) was named for plant internet explorer Robert Fortune.

One of the best….

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade, full shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Flowers: June, July
  • Other features: Grows well in Ballyrobert, Interesting Foliage or Fruit, Suitable for Container, Dappled Shade or Full Shade Loving, Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM)
  • Hardiness: H7 – Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20°C), Fully hardy - grows well in Ballyrobert!
  • Habit: Clump forming
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 45 – 75 cm (1.5 – 2.5 ft)
  • Spread: 75 – 105 cm (2.5 – 3.5 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Colour: Green, yellow
  • Goes well with: Cornus, ferns, allium

    About this genus:

    Hosta ( hos-ta ) is a genus of plants normally known as plantain lilies, giboshi, or the old botanical name Funkia. The mention Hosta is in award of the austrian botanist Nicholas Thomas Host. however most modern plants were introduced from Japan to Europe by Philipp Franz von Siebold in the mid-19th hundred. Do n’t worry about Philipp ‘s bequest being forgotten though ; he has a species named after him ! ( Hosta sieboldiana ) .
    Hosta are frequently touted as the best shade-loving plants for the perennial garden, which is hard to dispute. In cultivation, Hosta promptly mutate and have produced thousands of novel colours and leaf forms ( blasphemous, amber, and variegated are the most democratic ). Because of their great leaf Hosta are frequently thought of as foliage-only plants, but it is worth noting that many cultivars have antic flowers – see “ Sum and Substance ” and “ tarnish Glass ” for example .
    You will read that for best performance, Hosta prefer to be out of full-sun. however if you live on these islands it is doubtful you will always get any full-sun ; so you may try them in your brightest spot a long as they have some moisture. You may have had some experience with slugs and Hosta. so hold we. We have found that cultivars matter ( some are tastier to slugs than others ) so we try to grow merely slug insubordinate cultivars or ones that grow so many newfangled leaves the slugs ca n’t keep up. We ‘ve besides found that, by not using chemicals, short mites that eat slugs eggs multiply and keep the population down – let nature run its path ! Some slug-loving-predator should turn up finally !
    How to use Hosta ? Well, if you are paranoid about slugs, place the plant in the middle or back of the border where you can only see the amphetamine separate of the implant. Slugs do n’t climb sol high so the lower leaves that induce slug damaged wo n’t be seen ! As for plant partners we put some bolshevik stemmed dog-woods near or through them ( Cornus ), or big leaf-ferns. It is coarse to put bulbs in and around Hostas ; we do it with Allium. But we do n’t do it with Narcissi or Tulipa ; they do n’t like the contest .

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