Goldrand-Funkie - plants, grooming and tips on diseases

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Are you looking for an attractive ground cover? How about, for example, the Goldrand Funkie? She is a real eye-catcher and also easy to clean.

Gold Edge Funkie

The Goldrand-Funkie (Hosta x fortunei) belongs to the perennial plants of the genus Funkie (Hosta) and comes from the Asian region. It is suitable as a bedding or container plant just as well as for the greening of balconies and terraces. The characteristic features of the Goldrand Funkie include its beautiful violet inflorescences and the large heart-shaped leaves.

Appearance of the gold rim Funkie

Gold-edge funcias reproduce five to ten centimeter-long bell-shaped or panic-shaped inflorescences in violet hues. The flowering time ranges, depending on the variety, from June to August. The leaves are usually pronounced heart-shaped, but may also tend to look slender and narrow in some varieties, such as the gold rim Funkie 'Wolverine'.

The green leaves often have yellowish or white edges, which contribute significantly to the visual appeal of the plants. The higher the amount of yellow or whitish leaves, the better Gold Rim-Funkia can cope with sunlight. However, sunny spots should always be avoided.

Location and ground

As an explicitly shade-loving plant, the Goldrand-Funkie makes an important contribution to garden design. Popular locations are woody edges, shady beds, tubs on terraces and balconies and pond edges. However, the plants at all these locations place quite high demands on soil quality. The soil should be fresh, well drained, humic and nutritious. Acidic soils do not harm Goldrand-Funkien by any means.

Important care instructions

Gold Edge Funkie

Water needs:

The water requirement of the Goldrand-Funkien is in the average range. A light soil moisture is quite sufficient and even better than too much water. In addition, a few days of dryness endure full-grown Goldrand-Funkien unscathed. However, you should keep young plants constantly moist to allow for unhindered growth.


Goldrand-Funkien belong to the perennial and foliage-throwing plants, which have to regenerate almost all their substance from the root in spring. During this time, the energy consumption is much higher than during the rest of the year. The generous addition of mature compost ensures that the Goldrand Funkie gets all the nutrients it needs. After that, the plants no longer need to be fertilized.


The most common danger for Goldrand-Funkien comes from snails. This is especially true for thin-leaved varieties. As an antidote slug grain is recommended. This is true only if no dogs and cats live in the garden, because snails are also poisonous for pets.

A good success rate in the fight against the pests can also be achieved with metal snail fences. The effort is especially worthwhile if you fence whole beds. Otherwise, of course, helps a keen eye. Snails that attract attention when walking in the garden should always be removed immediately. Other helpful tips against snails without poison, can be found here.

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