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Aureo Marginata Hosta

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  • 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
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and 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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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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

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.