Hosta 'Sun Power' - spring Hosta ‘Sun Power’         Family: Hostaceae
(HOSS-tah)

Common name: plantain lily
Zone: 3 – 9 
Height: 24 in (60 cm)   Spread: 36 in (90 cm)
Aspect: full sun; partial shade; full shade
Soil: moist; fertile; well-draining
Water: regular

Description: An herbaceous perennial with a dense, upright mounding growth habit. Leaves are a bright yellow in spring, slowly turning green as the season progresses. They are slightly dimpled and have prominent veins. Edges are slightly undulated (waved). Funnel-shaped, lavender flowers appear from mid- to late summer.

 

Special Notes: Bred by Paul Aden, ‘Sun Power’ shows its best leaf colour when sited where it only gets morning sun. Reportedly quite drought tolerant once plant is established but true performance is achieved when provided with its optimum requirements.

 

In our Zone 7a garden: This was one of the earliest additions to our hosta collection so it remains a favourite. It has not attained any award status but for my book, it is hard not to love its bright leaves bursting onto the scene in mid-spring. Their punctuation mark truly has its place on the unfolding garden canvas so early in the season.

 

Posted on April 17, 2016