Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

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Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 10, 2011 9:59 pm

'Rainforest Sunrise' is the daily hosta for Sunday as I'll be out early and not back until a lot later tomorrow.

Mine was new in spring 2008 and this picture dates from July 15 while the bloom close-up is from July 18.

Description: fluorescent golden leaves surrounded by a dramatic border of black-green.
Size: Small
Origin: sport of H.Maui Buttercups
Flowers: lavender

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5251&Variety=Rainforest%20Sunrise
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Rainforest+Sunrise
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/rainforestsun.html

This one looks really good this year.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

Postby ogrefcf » Sep 10, 2011 10:11 pm

This ones on my wish list. Almost got it last time I was Hosta shopping.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

Postby gesila9 » Sep 11, 2011 12:42 am

Here's my Rainforest Sunrise.

First year in my garden. It had three growth spurts, you can see the three layers of color, I hope it doesn't do this every year. Mine only gets morning sun, so I'm not sure why the leaves are bleaching out.

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

Postby Diana » Sep 11, 2011 12:45 pm

Here's mine. I got it in 2008 and it is 24" wide, with leaves 5-1/2" x 6". That is not very "small". Mine needs to settle down color-wise.

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 11, 2011 2:54 pm

Diana - you might end up with a nice surprise colour-wise. Sports are always fun.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 14, 2012 12:56 pm

This one looked really good this year though by autumn, most of the leaves had developed a rusty coloured spot. I'll post a picture after I edit it.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 14, 2012 1:48 pm

These are pics taken a few days ago showing the rusty hue some of the leaves have taken on. Would love to know why.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

Postby Eleven » Nov 05, 2012 1:55 pm

'Rainforest Sunrise', received in 2010 from Hallson's and grown in full sun:
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Nov 05, 2012 4:23 pm

Rainforest_Sunrise-121004sx.jpg
This is one that lasted and lasted. This picture taken Oct. 4.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 04, 2014 8:41 pm

2014 - 7th year in my garden. I guess it's mature; so I'm not likely to see much new growth. Like in 2011, it developed rusty spots this year late in the season. Still don't know what causes that, but we've had a lot of rain. Picture July 16, 2014.

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 01, 2015 3:48 pm

2015 - July 25. Not much change from last year.

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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Rainforest Sunrise' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 12, 2017 4:05 pm

If you look carefully at the 2015 picture, you'll see a few leaves in the middle of the plant that are about half green. Well, in 2016, I had a solid green eye which I never got divided out. Will have to do that early in 2017.

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