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    Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

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    Rainforest Sunrise Hosta (Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Rainforest Sunrise Hosta

    Rainforest Sunrise Hosta

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Rainforest Sunrise Hosta (Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Rainforest Sunrise Hosta

    Rainforest Sunrise Hosta

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  8 inches

    Flower Height:  18 inches

    Spacing:  12 inches

    Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2a

    Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

    Description:

    This variety produces solid green leaves when they emerge and quickly develop dark green borders and bright gold centers; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; light lavender spikes of flowers in mid-summer

    Ornamental Features

    Rainforest Sunrise Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured oval leaves emerge light green in spring, turning gold in colour with distinctive dark green edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Rainforest Sunrise Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Insects

    Rainforest Sunrise Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover

    Planting & Growing

    Rainforest Sunrise Hosta will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
    Ornamental Features

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