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Hosta 'Maui Buttercups'

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Hosta 'Maui Buttercups'

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The very bright, chartreuse to yellow color, cupped, corrugated, slug resistant leaves make this a special hosta! The parent of 'Rainforest Sunrise'. See more photos at hostalibrary.org


Starts the season with leaves that are chartreuse and turns to a very bright gold later. It's rounded 5" leaves that are deeply cupped, puckered, and held upright give it a sculptural look. Heavy substance provides good slug resistance. Leathery, heavily rugose leaves have a unique sheen. Flared, violet flowers on a 18" scape in July. One of the best gold-yellow hostas. This is a cross of H. 'Frances Williams' and H. 'August Moon.'
Additional Information

Additional Information

Year New at HostasDirect 2004
Growing Zones No
AHS Rating No
AHS Mini Rating No
Plant - Ploidy Assumed Diploid
Plant - Bog Tolerant No
Plant - Density No
Hosta - Drought Tolerant No
Plant - Fun Name Places
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant - Height 12"
Plant - Hosta of the Year No
Plant - Patented No
Plant - Patent Number No
Plant - PPAF No
Plant - Rhizomatous No
Plant - Shape Mound-like
Plant Size Small
Sun Resistant Yes
Slug Resistant Yes
Plant - Wave Spacing 18"
Plant - Specimen Spacing 24"
Leaf - Base No
Leaf - Color Detail Medium yellow leaf
Leaf Color (Center) Yellow
Leaf Color (Margin) No
Leaf - Cupped Intensely
Leaf - Cup Direction Up
Leaf - Flat Edge No
Leaf - Corrugation Intensely
Leaf - Folded No
Leaf - Twisted No
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No
Leaf - Piecrust No
Fragrant Flower No
Leaf - Substance Heavy
Leaf - Margin Contortion No
Leaf - Margin Size No
Leaf - Margin Width (inches) No
Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No
Leaf - Shape Nearly Round
Leaf - Size 5" x 5" W
Leaf - Length 5
Leaf - Width 5
Leaf - Mottled No
Leaf - Speckled No
Leaf - Splashed No
Leaf - Streaked No
Leaf - Upper Leaf Luster Slightly Shiny
Leaf - Under Leaf Luster No
Leaf - Vein Color No
Leaf - Vein Furrows Moderately Prominent
Leaf - Vein Pairs 12
Leaf - White Leaf Back No
Flower - Bracts No
Flower - Branched Scape No
Flower - Clustered Bloom No
Flower - Color Lavender
Flower - Double Blooms No
Flower - Reblooms No
Flower - Striped Bloom No
Flower - Inflorescence No
Flower - Pod Color No
Flower - Scape Color No
Flower - Scape Height 18
Flower - Scape Height Range 18
Bloom Month(s) July
Flower - Season July
Flower - Start-Peak-Finish No
Flower - Size No
Flower - Shape Tubular
Flower - Viable Seed No
Petiole Color No
Petiole - Shape No
Petiole - Size No
Petiole - Variegation No
Hybridizing - Parentage [H. 'Frances Williams' H. 'August Moon']
Hybridizing - Originator Vaughn W P
Hybridizing - Namer No
Hybridizing - Introducer No
Hybridizing - Registrant W. Vaughn
Hybridizing - Sport Of No
Hybridizing - Tardiana Cross No
Hybridizing - Year Registered 1991