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Hosta 'Aureomarginata'

Plantain lily

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Mauve

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Aureomarginata' is a wonderful bright hosta with thick, glossy, dark green leaves and irregular, wavy, yellow margins which add a golden touch. Although heart-shaped, the leaves taper and have prominent veins. Emerging in early spring, these leaves are 30cm (12in) long. The flower stalks are really long, around 90cm (3ft).

Family: Hostaceae

Genus: Hosta

Cultivar: Aureomarginata

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Mauve

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 70cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants: August to March


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