Hosta 'Buggy Wheels'

This sport of H. 'Midwest Gold' was originated by Alex Summers of Delaware and registered in 2005 by Peter Ruh of Ohio. It grows into a large size hosta around 18 inches in height with a spread of 38 inches. The foliage is heavily corrugated with a thin underside bloom and thick substance. Near-white flowers bloom from late June into July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Grow 'Buggy Wheels' in areas that do not receive direct sunlight in spring to minimize spring desiccation burn."

bullet H. 'Carriage Wheels'
bullet H. 'Green Eclipse'
bullet H. 'Spinning Wheel'

Large, blue-green hostas with a gold/yellow marginal variegation such as H. 'Frances Williams', a medial (center) variegation like H. 'Brother Stefan' or yellow/gold leaf H. seiboldiana related cultivars such as H. 'Golden Sunburst' can make very attractive statements in the garden. Unfortunately, some of this type of hosta suffer from a physiological disorder called "spring desiccation burn".

For some reason, these plants often sustain discoloration and damage to the gold/yellow variegated margin or center of the leaf. Although this does not kill the plant, it does make it unattractive looking later in the season.

We have accumulated sample lists of similar size and color cultivars noted as being Resistant or Susceptible to spring desiccation burn.

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