Rainforest Sunrise Hosta has cupped leaves that emerge light green then take on a golden hue and develop dark green margins. The corrugated leaves help to prevent slug damage. While the foliage emerges early in the spring, the lavender flowers do not make an appearance until mid to late summer.
Hostas are extremely popular, hardy herbaceous perennials grown primarily for their beautiful foliage. They are easy to grow, shade-tolerant plants. Leaves come in a wide range of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures and may be solid in color or variegated in different combinations of blue, green, white, and gold. The plants are low maintenance. Hostas originally came from Japan, China, and Korea. They were first introduced to Europe in the late 1700s and then came to the United States in the middle 1800s.
Spacing: Plant 15″ to 26″ apart.
Height: Grows 10″ to 12″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full shade.
Outstanding Features: Slug resistant.
Tips: Try pairing hostas with Astilbe, Hardy Ferns or Dicentra for added contrasts in plant forms, textures and colors.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes
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