This cultivar, a
tissue culture sport of H. 'Obsession', was registered by
Hans Hansen and
Shady Oaks Nurseryof Minnesota in 2001.
'Rainbow's End' was granted a U.S. patent in 2006. It grows
into a medium size hosta about one foot tall by two feet wide and
bears pale lavender flowers with darker centers in July. The
flower scapes are red in color.
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Slow growth rate. Useful at the front of a border,
in a rock garden, or as an edging...large, curled, colorful variegated scape
bracts stained red at the junction with the scape, the large red-stained flower
bracts and red scape."
Similar hostas include H. 'Red Hot Flash'.
United States Patent: PP17251 (2006)
Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named
‘Rainbow's End’, a sport of Hosta ‘Obsession’,
that is characterized by its unique variegated foliage
with dark green margins comprising about one third of
the leaf area and centers that emerge yellow green and
turn creamy white. ‘Rainbow's End’ is a medium sized
Hosta with a mounded plant habit and pale violet
flowers held above the foliage in late summer.