This is a hybrid of
Hosta gracillima x H. 'Wogon Gold' was registered by the
British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society in
1988 on behalf of
Arthur George of Hydon Nurseries in
England . It grows
into a small size hosta about 8 inches in height with a spread of 22
inches. The leaves start the spring gold and turn green as the
season progresses. They are slightly wavy and have average
substance. Purple flowers bloom in July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The identity of the true 'Hydon Sunset' has been confusing
to say the least...if your plants are labeled 'Hydon Sunset' and
start out the season gold, then turn green by midsummer,
probably have the true plant; but if they emerge with gold
foliage and remain so all season long, they are 'Dawn'. Finally,
any plants labeled 'Hydon Sunset' that become a large size mound of
green foliage are unidentified, non-true plants."
is a yellow, probably hybridized form of H. nakaiana slightly smaller
than the species. The scapes show evidence of the characteristic ridges of
section Lamellatae...The cross is frequently given as H. gracillima x
H. 'Wogon', but this appears to be incorrect, because the ridged scapes
point to H. nakaiana or H. venusta as a pod parent. Plants
observed in North America retain their yellow variegation, while viridescence
has been reported in plants grown in England."
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (1995 Vol. 26 No. 2) states that, "H.
'Dawn' is a small, gold-leaved, stoloniferous (actually rhizomatous)
hosta with tall spires of purple flowers. A British hosta, the previous name was
'Sunset'. It's similar to 'Hydon Sunset' with which it was once confused.