DetailsThe rounded, fluorescent leathery, golden leaf is encircled by a dramatic dark green border. Cupped and heavily puckered. It appears to be faster-growing than its famous parent H. 'Maui Buttercups.' Each small, 16" wide clump is topped in early summer with an 18" tall scape of light lavender flowers. Sun-resistant, slug-resistant, and fast-growing. This is truly a stunning and distinctive new hosta. Hosta of the Year in 2013.
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Year New at HostasDirect 2006 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 No Growth Rate Moderate Plant - Height 10" Plant - Hosta of the Year 2013 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 Golden yellow leaf with a medium green margin Leaf Color (Center) Yellow Leaf Color (Margin) Green 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 Good Leaf - Margin Contortion Flat Leaf - Margin Size Narrow Leaf - Margin Width (inches) 0.5 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 Dull Leaf - Under Leaf Luster Dull Leaf - Vein Color No Leaf - Vein Furrows 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 Green Flower - Scape Height 39 Flower - Scape Height Range 39 Bloom Month(s) June, July Flower - Season June 1 to July 15 Flower - Start-Peak-Finish No Flower - Size No Flower - Shape Bell Flower - Viable Seed No Petiole Color No Petiole - Shape No Petiole - Size No Petiole - Variegation No Hybridizing - Parentage No Hybridizing - Originator Winterberry Farms & J. Anderson Hybridizing - Namer J. Anderson Hybridizing - Introducer J. Anderson Hybridizing - Registrant J. Anderson Hybridizing - Sport Of H. 'Maui Buttercups' Hybridizing - Tardiana Cross No Hybridizing - Year Registered 2003
Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- love the varigation
I love this plant. Mine gets AM sun and has grown well. The contrast of green and gold is striking and I like that the gold center is so broad.
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- An unexpected feature in deep shade
The color and character of Rainforest Sunrise brighten up my deep shade garden. It looks as though there is a little light shining on it. I am also very pleased that leaves do not brown on the edges in my hot dry summer. I love this hosta! I got it from Hostas Direct last year and it is already a star in my garden!
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- Solid plant
I planted this in a darker spot of my shade garden and it really rises to the occasion of bringing some sunshine into the landscape.
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