Hosta 'Rosedale Moonshine Delight'

This cultivar of unidentified parentage was registered in 1999 by Jerry Hadrava of Iowa. It is a medium to large size plant which has green foliage with a gold marginal variegation. The leaves are broadly oblong to ovate, moderately corrugated and have thick substance. Near white flowers bloom from June into July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This gold-edged H. 'Sieboldiana'-type develops spring desiccation burn."

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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