Hosta 'Tyler's Treasure'

Charles Isaacs of Moongate Farm in North Carolina registered this sport of H. 'Piedmont Gold' in 1999. It grows to 18 inches tall with a spread of 49 inches. The leaves are broadly oblong to ovate in shape, slightly rippled and have thick substance. It bears near white flowers in late June.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...serve as superior substitutes for 'Frances Williams' in the landscape since they offer similar, large size mounds of foliage without spring desiccation burn in the gold margin."

bullet H. 'Everglades'
bullet H. 'Piedmont Special'
bullet H. 'Satisfaction'

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.

Copyrightę 2000 -