Aureomarginata Hosta has large, dark, heart-shaped, green leaves with narrow, bright yellow margins and purplish flowers in the summer. Hostas are extremely popular, hardy herbaceous perennials grown primarily for their beautiful foliage. They are easy to grow, shade-tolerant plants. Leaves come in a wide range of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures and may be solid in color or variegated in different combinations of blue, green, white, and gold. The plants are low maintenance. Hostas originally came from Japan, China, and Korea. They were first introduced to Europe in the late 1700s and then came to the United States in the middle 1800s.
Spacing: Plant 40″ apart.
Height: Grows 18″ to 24″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full shade.
Outstanding Features: This variety tends to be the first up in the spring so you may need to protect it if there is a chance of a freeze.
Tips: Try pairing hostas with Astilbe, Hardy Ferns or Dicentra for added contrasts in plant forms, textures and colors.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes
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