Hosta
Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rainforest Sunrise
Hybridized by Winterberry Farms-Anderson
Registered or introduced: 2003
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Plant Size (check one):

Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Deeply

Intensely

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Dull

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Lavender

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Conway, Arkansas

Marietta, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Elkhart, Iowa

Royal Oak, Michigan

New Ulm, Minnesota

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Rochester, New York

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Ravenna, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Memphis, Tennessee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Sep 8, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Leaf size: 5" long, 5" wide. Flower scapes 39". Sport of H. Maui Buttercups. Winterberry Farms/J. Anderson 2003.