Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'
Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'
Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'
Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'
Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

"Plantain lily"

Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

1 bare root — £5.25

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Description

Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise' is a compact, mound-forming plantain lily, reaching a height of just 25cm or so. It has thick, oval, cupped, prominently veined leaves of chartreuse to yellow, with dark green outer margins. In June and July, upright stalks carry fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers of the palest lavender – almost white. This is a sport of the popular Hosta 'Maui Buttercups', and in 2013 it was voted Hosta of the Year.

As with most plantain lily varieties, Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise' grows best if set in moist soil, in part to full shade. Also, for impact, it should be planted in bold groups. Fork in plenty of well-rotted garden compost or leaf mould when planting, as hostas hate to dry out. Hostas go completely dormant in the autumn, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid-spring. After three or four years, this Hosta will be easily divided in spring or autumn.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Leaf colour

    Variegated, yellow, green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    50-70cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Spreading

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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