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Green Yellow Hosta

Hosta fortunei 'Aureomarginata'

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Green Yellow Hosta (Hosta fortunei 'Aureomarginata') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Green Yellow Hosta foliage

Green Yellow Hosta foliage

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Height:  23 inches

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia, Golden Variegated Hosta

Description:

Attractive olive green leaves with gold variegation; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; lavender spikes of flowers in mid to late summer

Ornamental Features

Green Yellow Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive textured oval leaves remain olive green in colour with showy gold variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Green Yellow Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Green Yellow Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Green Yellow Hosta will grow to be about 23 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features