Hosta 'June Dove'
 

This cultivar with H. 'Tokudama' in its background was registered by Marge Soules of Indiana in 1999. The large size plant grows to a height of 21 inches with a spread of 50 inches. Its blue-green foliage has a chartreuse colored marginal variegation. The leaves are ovate, moderately corrugated and have thick substance. Near white flowers bloom from late June into July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...is a non-burning, gold edged cultivar that falls halfway between 'Tokudama Flavocircinalis' and 'Frances Williams'."

The reference to "non-burning" relates to a problem called spring desiccation burn. See below for further information.

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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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