Rainforest Sunrise Hosta

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Showy, Small Rainforest Sunrise Hosta

  • Hosta of the Year Award
  • Petite Plant is Big on Charm
  • Dynamic Foliage Changes Color Over Time
  • Leaves Emerge Solid Gold and Develop Dark Green Margins
  • Perfect Edging Plant for Shaded Areas
  • Useful "Filler" in Containers
  • Scented Lavender Blooms are Held High Above Mounded Clump in Summer
  • Hummingbirds Relish the Nectar
  • Pop of Color in Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Very Cold Hardy and Heat Tolerant
  • Easy to Grow
  • Textured Foliage Resists Pests and Slugs
  • Long-Lived

Brighten your shady spots with help from this reliable, low maintenance perennial. There are over 1,000 Hosta varieties, but this one won the top award for performance, color and low-growing form.

Rainforest Sunrise Hosta (Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise') is a bold variety that makes an unforgettable ribbon of tightly-packed gold and green foliage. This durable choice unfurls and spreads to fill in the base of larger shade plants for a showy splash of color.

Forming a well-behaved mound, the new leaves come in dipped in gold. Over the season, the leaves take on a darker green margin that highlights their pretty shape.

You'll flip for the lush looks of a mature stand of Rainforest Sunrise Hosta! Grow this spectacular dwarf variety as a groundcover, or use them as "Filler" near the edges of your outdoor containers.

It's extremely cold-hardy, and shouldn't need winter protection unless you live way up north near the boundary waters. Hosta have earned their reputation as easy-care perennials.

They are certainly easy enough for beginners to gain success. But Rainforest Sunrise Hosta satisfies even the most discriminating collector.

The coloration catches all available light and reflects it in a soft sheen. It makes a wonderful complement to darker, larger options, such as Elegans Hosta.

In summer, you'll be delighted with their fragrant blooms. The pale lavender offsets the variegated foliage brilliantly.

Because the flowers are held above the foliage on long, slender scapes...they sway and nod in summer breezes. This welcome sense of motion helps cool you down on those long afternoons.

Hummingbirds, honey bees and butterflies of all kinds will visit these pretty blooms, too. They are nectar-rich, with an "easy-access" shape; and they bloom at an important time of the season.

Thoughtfully planned Shade Gardens can help you and your loved ones cultivate a rewarding hobby as serene nature-watchers! You'll definitely want to plan a seating area near your shade garden to enjoy your space.

Garden design professionals look for plants that give visual interest at every layer. Use Rainforest Sunrise Hosta near the edge of the planting to polish the look.

We're excited to offer so many effective perennials to help you design a custom-look. Find your favorite perennials for partial to full shade by filtering the options on our website.

Order Rainforest Sunrise Hosta from our expert growers today! Nature Hills works with commercial landscapers every day who count on our high quality material...you can, too!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Rainforest Sunrise Hosta Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 8 inches
Mature Spread 16 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Gold, Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes