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Hosta fortunei - 'Aurea' (Plantain Lily)

Hosta fortunei - 'Aurea' (Plantain Lily)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer), Golden Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Hosta fortunei - Cultivation Notes

Hostas thrive in humus rich fertile soils (including clay), and require plentiful moisture. Plant in semi / full shade and mulch annually / water when dry. Beware of slugs - which will decimate attractive foliage.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Hosta fortunei:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Hosta fortunei

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Hosta fortunei:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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Common Missspellings: Hoster, Housta, Houster, Hostor, Hostea, Hostar

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