Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

This plant was mislabeled and should read 'Rainforest Sunrise'

A tissue culture sport of H. 'Maui Buttercups', this cultivar was registered by Jim Anderson of Winterberry Farms of Georgia in 2003. It forms a small size (10 inches high by 25 inches wide) plant with near white flowers in July.

The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009) states, "The sharply contrasting variegation of 'Rainforest Sunrise' makes it a standout in the garden and a popular plant in the nursery trade."

Chosen as the 2013 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association.

An article in The Hosta Journal (2016 Vol. 47 No. 2) states that this also sold under the Tradename or Trademark of H. GOLDMINE.



An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. GOLDMINE and H. 'Rainforest Sunrise'.

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