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
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
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
to spring desiccation burn.