Hosta Rainforest Sunrise
Hosta Rainforest Sunrise
Hosta Rainforest Sunrise
Hosta Rainforest Sunrise
Hosta Rainforest Sunrise

Hosta Rainforest Sunrise
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"Plantain Lily"


Great for shade

Perfect for pots

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK


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.


Chartreuse yellow + dark green leaves, palest lavender flowers


20-25 cm / 8-10"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full shade

Soil moisture:

Moist but well-drained





  • Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out
  • Plant your Hosta bare roots into temporary pots in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors
  • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots
  • Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the shoots just below the surface or any top growth exposed
  • Plant in borders or containers in early summer once in full growth (or keep them in individual pots)
  • Space your plantain lily plants 80-90cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth
  • Read more in our planting guide
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