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Aureo Marginata Hosta

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This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 20 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 20 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

If you’re in search of the perfect shade garden addition, don’t pass up on the Aureo-Marginata Hosta. Featuring long medium green leaves with yellow outlines, this hosta is not exclusively for looks. The base of this hosta is tightly formed with a billowing crown of leaves that allows closer planting in many different garden features. Come mid-summer, its beauty expands ten-fold with its tall shoots of lilac colored flowers.

The Hosta ‘Fortunei Aureomarginata’ is great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds when it is blooming. Reaching a height of 2’ and a width of 2’-2.5’, this hosta will bring a medium sized element to your garden that will be difficult to resist! Its watering needs also are minimal and this perennial does not require extensive maintenance.

This hosta is an incredible addition to many different elements in any garden. It is best used in mass planting, border planting and container planting. Your creativity will only be amplified with all of the uses of this wonderful hosta within your own garden.

Aureo Marginata Hosta Plant Care

When choosing the right location for your new Aureo-Marginata Hosta, keep in mind that it prefers full shade and will tolerate partial sun. When you make the decision of where to plant your new hosta, keep in mind that full shade will help the soil retain more moisture. Thus, even less maintenance!

Dig a hole that is at least two times the size of the root base of your hosta. Keep the top of the root base level with the surface of the surrounding ground. Plant with nutrient rich and moisture-retaining soil. Adding in 1 part aged compost to 2 parts soil will give your hosta a great start while establishing its roots. Each year after the first season, a light dusting of granular 10-10-10 about three inches from the root base will be sufficient for fertilizing.

Ensure that the soil pH ranges between 6.5-7.5 for best results. Amendments can be found at your local garden center to either alkalize or acidify the soil as needed.

Watering can be minimal if the above steps are followed. In this case, watering may be provided once every 1-2 weeks depending on rainfall. On extremely hot days, it is wise to check the soil to ensure it still contains moisture. Water as needed until the soil is thoroughly moist.

When winter has succumbed and the foliage begins to die back, this is a great time to cut your hosta down to about 2”-3” above the root base. Additional pruning may not be necessary except for leaves that have turned brown during the spring, summer or fall. In the case of brown leaves, cut each affected leaf down to a 0.5” of the root base.

Aureo Marginata Hosta Plant Spacing

With its size of 2’ tall by 2’-2.5’ wide, this hosta makes an incredible mass and border plantings. Space each hosta 2’ on center to create a solid mass or border planting.

For container planting, smaller shade-loving annuals or perennials are best planted at least 6” away from the base of this hosta.

The sky's the limit to how you choose to plant your new hosta and we know you’ll enjoy this beautiful specimen in your garden!

Aureo Marginata Hosta Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 20 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 24 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 24 - 30 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Lilac
Bloom Period: Late July
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Variegated
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Interest, 3 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Edging, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Aureo Marginata Hosta
Other Name(s):

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations