Hosta 'Dawn's Early Light'

A seedling of H. 'Sea Fire', this cultivar was registered by Olga Petryszyn of Indiana in 1998. It has heavily ruffled and puckered gold leaves on a large size (19 inches high by 60 inches wide) mound. The foliage emerges bright yellow but changes to chartreuse later in the summer. It has a deeply lobed base and a distinctive tip that turns downward. Lavender flowers bloom in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Absolutely one of the best cultivars for piecrust margins and corrugation...makes a tremendous gold-leaved specimen plant. The corrugation increases in intensity as it matures."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Leaves do not scorch but site in light to moderate shade where it will retain the exceptionally brilliant leaf color...Moderate to rapid growth rate."

Similar cultivars include H. 'Abiqua Gold Shield', H. 'Choo Choo Train' and H. 'Sea Gulf Stream'.

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