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Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

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Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

Availability: In stock

Easily one of our best sellers! In Tom Carlson's top 5 favorites.
This plant is featured in a sun-friendly bundle with other Sun-Tolerant Hostas!  Visit our Here Comes the Sun Bundle Page!
Differences between Starter TC and Advanced Starter plants
Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise' (Advanced Starter)

Regular Price: $12.95

Special Price $10.95

Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise' (Starter TC)

Regular Price: $6.95

Special Price $5.91

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The 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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Year New at HostasDirect 2006
Growing Zones No
Plant - Height 10"
Plant Size Small
Plant - Shape Mound-like
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Resistant Yes
Slug Resistant Yes
Plant - Wave Spacing 18"
Plant - Specimen Spacing 24"
Plant - Hosta of the Year 2013
Leaf Color (Center) Yellow
Leaf Color (Margin) Green
Leaf - Cupped Intensely
Leaf - Corrugation Intensely
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No
Fragrant Flower No
Leaf - Margin Size Narrow
Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No
Leaf - Length 5
Leaf - Width 5
Leaf - Speckled No
Leaf - Streaked No
Flower - Color Lavender
Flower - Scape Color Green
Bloom Month(s) August, September
Petiole Color No
Plant - Patented No
Hybridizing - Parentage No
Hybridizing - Originator Winterberry Farms & J. Anderson
Hybridizing - Sport Of H. 'Maui Buttercups'
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.
Review by jo / (Posted on 9/2/2015)
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!
Review by Kirsten / (Posted on 8/31/2015)
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.
Review by Floreana / (Posted on 3/27/2015)