(Mature Size: 20"T x 47"W)
Put on your sunglasses as this hosta illuminates the garden in early spring. Emerges neon yellow but changes to chartreuse by summer.
The summer color is not as dramatic but this hosta is worth the glow in spring and the leaf is still attractive in summer.
'Dawn's Early Light' hosta has heavily corrugated and ruffled leaves that are bright lemon-yellow and stand out from a distance.
Can handle some sun but too much bleaches the leaf. Bright morning sun seems to bring the best color.
Another hosta you will be waiting to see in spring!
Pale lavender flowers add color to this hosta in early summer as the leaves fade to a chartreuse green.
(O. Petryszyn 1998)
Medium to Large Hosta Cultivar
[Hybrid of H. 'Sea Fire']
Size: 20 inches tall by 47 inches wide
Type: Bright Gold Hosta
Product Size: 4.5 Inch Container
Dawn's Early Light
Posted by Laura K Pruitt on 20th May 2016
While healthy upon arrival, the leaves were bent at a 90 degree angle and it took 3 full hours of sun exposure over several days to straighten them up, and a while after that until new leaves were being produced. New heavily corrugated leaves are now coming out and the plant is extremely healthy - it's even produced a twin. One caveat: Keep out of heavy rain, it will tear the center ribs of larger leaves... The O'Harra mini potted with it is currently blooming. All my hostas are potted but received at most 2 hours of direct sun per day, depending on the cultivar's tolerance. Dawn's Early Light is able to take the full amount as long as it's watered regularly. I've also found that hostas perform better in ceramic (Talavera, etc) pottery, preferably placed in a good nursery sleeve before putting it into the outer container. Organic fertilized soil also seems to work wonderfully compared to regular potting soil when hostas are container grown.