Data specific to Hostas (Edit)
Name of Hybridizer: Robert Schaeffer/Alex Summers/Pete Ruh
Year of Registration: 1992

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Sport of: Lancifolia
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Hosta
Also sold as:
  • Hosta cathayana 'Nakafu'

Photo Gallery
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2016-07-27
 1:57 pm. Beautiful fluted, bell shape of blossoms.
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2016-05-01
 1:16 pm. One of the earliest to emerge and beautiful all season.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2023-09-08
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2016-05-01
 1:17 pm. So fresh and delicate looking.
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2016-07-27
 1:53 pm. Surprisingly large blossoms for a smaller hosta.
Location: Richmond, B.C.
Date: 2024-03-24
'Chinese Sunrise' is one of my favourite spring beacons. It's so
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2009-09-18
H. Chinese Sunrise'
Uploaded by ViolaAnn
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2012-06-20
H. 'Chinese Sunrise' leaf

Date: 2010-03-05
Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
  • Uploaded by vic

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery

Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: 2011-05-20
'Chinese Sunrise' in its early season glow.

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