2013 Hosta of the Year

'Rainforest Sunrise'

H. Rainforest Sunrise

This charming small hosta is a sport of 'Maui Buttercups'. Each thick gold leaf is margined by a nice dark green edge. Pale lavender flowers top the clump in early summer.

Leaves are solid light green when emerging late spring. They then quickly develop dramatic dark green borders and radiant gold centers. While, thick and glossy, they hold up well all season, and tend to be slug resistant. Light lavender flowers, 24" scapes during mid-summer.

This hosta variety is part of a group of the finest hostas available today. Hosta, chosen for this collection, have been evaluated and selected by a group of specialty hosta growers. To be considered for 'Hosta of the Year', the hosta must perform superbly in all four zones (4-7). They must also exhibit exemplary garden presence and performance, have a long season of appeal in the landscape, have leaves of good substance, and demonstrate a greater resistance to common garden pests.

Rainforest Sunrise