Hosta 'Green Eclipse'

This cultivar is a sport of H. 'Midwest Gold' which was originated by Alex Summers of Delaware and registered by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2003. The plant has gold colored foliage with a green marginal variegation. It grows into a medium size hosta about 15 inches high with a spread of 32 inches. The near white flowers bloom from mid-June into July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...has a wider green border than 'Buggy Wheels', another green-edged sport of 'Midwest Gold'. The gold center can develop spring desiccation burn."

An article by Alex Summers in The Hosta Journal (1997 Vol. 28 No. 2) states that, "...'Green Eclipse' and 'Green Rim Nugget' are the same plant. The name was changed to 'Green Eclipse' when the "Code" frowned on names with more than two words a number of years ago."

bullet H. 'Buggy Wheels'
bullet H. 'Larry Englerth'
bullet H. 'Spinning Wheel'
bullet H. 'Wire Wheels'

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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