For some yet unexplained reason, certain large leaf hostas with either blue-green or yellow leaves with light or dark marginal variegation suffer a symptom called spring desiccation burn. The leaves split and turn a rusty color around the damaged tissue which can make the plants look unsightly. Strangely, some similar looking cultivars are not affected by this problem.

 
 
 
Total ListPlant SizeLeaf ColorVariegationVar ColorOriginFlower ColorSeasonSourceRegistered
'Aurora Borealis'LargeBlue/GreenMarginalYellowNat-SportNear-WhiteJune into JulyRudolph, Thelma & Walters Gardens.1986
'Borwick Beauty'LargeYellowMarginalBlue-GreenNat-SportNear-WhiteJune into JulyMcBurnie, Graham & Betty & BHHS.1988
'Buggy Wheels'MediumBlue/Green--Nat-SportNear-WhiteJune into JulySummers, Alex & Ruh, Peter.2005
'Cadillac'MediumYellowMarginalBlue-GreenUnknownNear-WhiteJulyAvent, Tony.1998
'Cartwheels'MediumBlue/GreenMarginalYellowNat-SportNear-WhiteJulySummers, Alex & Ruh, Peter.2002
'Du Page Delight'LargeBlue/GreenMedialYellowNat-SportPure-WhiteJuneZilis, Mark.1990
'Frances Williams'LargeBlue/GreenMarginalYellowNat-SportPale-LavenderJuly into AugustWilliams, Frances & Williams, Connie.1986
'Golden Sunburst'GiantYellow--Nat-SportNear-WhiteJune into JulyEisel, Mervin & AHS.1984
'Green Eclipse'MediumYellowMarginalGreenNat-SportNear-WhiteJune into JulyRuh, Peter.2003
'Kingwood Center'MediumBlue/GreenMedialYellowNat-SportPure-WhiteJulyApplegate, Charles.1993 .2018
'Maple Leaf'MediumBlue/GreenMarginalYellowNat-SportNear-WhiteJune into JulyMinks, Eldren.1972
'Midwest Gold'LargeYellow--HybridNear-WhiteJune into JulyCooley, Violet.1969
'Number 9'LargeYellow--Nat-SportNear-WhiteJulyGreen Mountain Hosta--NR--
'Pooh Bear'SmallYellowMarginalGreenNat-SportPale-LavenderJune into JulyFalstad, C.H.1988
'Queen of Islip'LargeBlue/GreenMedialYellowNat-SportNear-White-Goffery, James.1990
'Samurai'LargeBlue/GreenMarginalYellowNat-SportNear-WhiteJune into JulyUnknown & Zilis, Mark.2010
'Sunlight'LargeYellow--Nat-SportNear-WhiteJuly into AugustWilliams, Frances & Ruh, Peter.2001
'Time Tunnel'MediumBlue/GreenMarginalYellowTC SportNear-WhiteJune into JulyLaviana, Marc & Malloy, Alex.2001
'Ussuri'LargeBlue/GreenMarginalYellowUnknown--Unknown--NR--
'Watusi'LargeYellow-Gold--Nat-SportNear-WhiteJune into JulyGreen Mountain Hosta--NR--
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