Hosta 'Dawn'
 

Oops! Sure looks as if this big blue hosta is labeled as H. 'Dawn'. Unfortunately, the actual 'Dawn' is a 10 inch high mound of gold foliage. We will try to get a true picture next summer. - Mr PGC
 

The heritage of this cultivar is unknown but it was registered by English author, Sandra Bond in 2000. It forms a dense, small size mound of gold foliage about 10 inches high by 24 inches wide. Purple flowers bloom in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...sold as 'Sunset' in England for a period of time. So as to not confuse 'Sunset' with 'Hydon Sunset', the name was changed to 'Dawn'."

The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack (2010) says: "The dull yellow contrasts well with green and blue companions in a trough or bowl. Should not be grown in full sun."

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (1995 Vol. 26 No. 2) states that, "H. 'Dawn' is a small, gold-leaved, stoloniferous (actually rhizomatous) hosta with tall spires of purple flowers. A British hosta, the previous name was 'Sunset'. It's similar to 'Hydon Sunset' with which it was once confused.

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (1995 Vol. 26 No. 2) states that, "Ian Chrystal of Bedford, England found a stable, green-rimmed sport of 'Dawn' and named it 'Green with Envy'...Besides being attractive, it has two other good characteristics: it's a good grower and it bulks up fairly quickly. But, the leaves have thin substance; so, bait for slugs."

A comment on the Hosta Library says that H. 'Dawn' has "deep purple flowers against the bright yellow scapes and leaves."

The Hosta Journal, (2006 Vol. 37 No. 2), in an article about flower characteristics stated that this cultivar has "...deep purple flowers against the bright yellow scapes and leaves..."



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bullet H. 'Green with Envy'
 
   

 
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