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Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise' (Plantain Lily)

Plantain Lily 'Rainforest Sunrise'


Small and attractive, Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise' (Plantain Lily) forms a compact mound of widely oval, prominently veined, chartreuse to yellow leaves, widely margined bright dark green. The contrast between the bright center and the dark green margins is particularly lovely as it resembles a hand painted pattern. Thick and glossy, the leaves hold up well all season, and are also slug resistant. Pale lavender flowers appear in midsummer, rising on scapes 24 in. long (60 cm). A pretty sport of Hosta 'Maui Buttercups' that is perfect for small gardens and containers.

  • Forms a foliage mound up to 8 in. high (20 cm) and 16 in. wide (40 cm).
  • A part shade to full shade lover, it is best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils. Quite sun tolerant with adequate moisture, this plant is not fussy about soils and tolerates a wide range of conditions.
  • Perfect for the shade gardens, mixed with other perennials, as groundcover, edging, underplanting shrubs or in containers.
  • A hardy, low-maintenance and forgiving perennial which brightens up any shady gardens.
  • Watch for slugs and snails which could damage the attractive foliage.
  • Cut off the stems after blooming to encourage the plant's growth. Discolored leaves should be trimmed back to the ground.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hosta - Plantain Lilies
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 8" (20cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 16" (40cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hosta - Plantain Lilies
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 8" (20cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 16" (40cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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