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."

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