Hosta 'Daybreak'

This large size (about 24 inches high) cultivar has a wide (60 inches) spreading, low growing habit that makes it unique. The foliage is broadly wavy, slightly corrugated and has a deeply lobed base. Lavender flowers on long, drooping scapes bloom from late July into August. It was registered by Paul Aden of New York in 1986 as a sport of a Japanese seedling.

According to The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (2000), "I have not seen this plant "burn" as golden Sieboldianas often do, and it certainly competes with 'Sum and Substance' and 'Solar Flare' for the honor of "best big gold"."

From the Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...formerly thought to be a Paul Aden origination, but originator now considered unknown...Its unusual, wide-spreading mound habit creates an appearance shared only by its well as a breeding plant..."

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "Among the best in this category...Will light up dark borders...Flowers are densely packed toward the tip of the scape. The leaf tip pinches and droops in maturity."


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