Hosta
'Sunlight'

This sport of H. 'Frances Williams' was registered in 2001 by Peter Ruh of Ohio on behalf of the originator, Frances Williams of Massachusetts. It forms a large size mound about 20 inches in height with a spread of 44 inches. The leaves are medium gold in color, heavily corrugated, wavy and have thick substance. Near white flowers bloom from mid-July into August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...comes very close to H. 'Golden Sunburst' and 'Midwest Gold' in all respects, including being afflicted with spring desiccation burn."


   
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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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