Chinese Sunrise

Hosta "Chinese Sunrise" review

=cathayana 'Nakafu'. =cathayana 'Variegata'. =cathayana 'Variegated'. JN: Nakafu Akikaze Giboshi. Found as a sport of Hosta 'Lancifolia' in the garden of Robert Schaeffer in 1960, later named by Alex Summers [MZ]. Long, narrow, chartreuse leaves with a dark green border. Medium lavender flowers in August. Very prolific. Narrow, lanceolate shiny gold chartreuse leaves with a green margin. May turn all green in Summer. Tolerates sun. Bell shaped lavender flowers late in season. Very early emerging in Spring. Small, yellow centers, dark green edge. Ground cover. One of the first hostas to come up in the spring. Narrow yellow-green leaves with dark green edges, viridescent; lavender flowers. 0 - 75 % shade. Upright, lanceolate, chartreuse-centered, green edged leaves, turning green in summer. Lavender flowers. A bright addition to spring, these glossy thin textured leaves have a chartreuse to dull gold center with a narrow dark margin. Mid-summer color transitions to solid green. Lance shaped leaves (6"x3") taper to a fine point producing a thick neat mound. A good pick for edging or ground cover. 14"x28". Blooms dark lavender. Shade to 3/4 sun. Growth rapid. Lovely yellow-centered cathayana.

Hosta "Chinese Sunrise" information:

Size Category small - medium
Hosta height x width 27x46 cm (11x18 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 14x6 cm (6x2 in.) inches
Vein pairs 5-7
Leaf color
Variegation medio, viridescent
Leaf type lanceolate, twisted
Petiole lanceolate, twisted
Scape height
Flower lavender
Flower length
Flowering period August - September
Fertile yes
Ploidy 2-2-2