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HostaSun Power


Originator(s)Paul Aden 1986

Origin'Aden 217' x 'Aden 219'

Size categorymedium - large

Plant height x width70x175 cm (28x69 in.)

Leaf length x width30x18 cm (12x7 in.)

Vein pairs14-16

Leaf colorgolden yellow


Leafgood, wavy, curved tip



Scape height105 cm (41 in.)

Flowerpale lavender

Flower length6 cm (2.4 in.)


Flowering periodJuly - August





Info22" tall. Part sun to light shade.
Brilliant yellow. Large marginal undulations. Holds color well and takes sun. Light lavender flowers in July. 1995 Tony Welsbacher Award.
Yellow ovate, cordage, wavy leaves, 10" x 7.5". 36" scapes with lavender flowers.
A medium sized showy gold with twisted leaves and very sun tolerant.
H. 'Sun Power' ranks at the top of the list of the best gold hostas. The pointed bright gold leaves, combined with the distinctive upright vase-like habit of the clump, make this a real winner. The 3' wide clump is topped with sturdy 3' spikes of light lavender flowers in early summer.
A classic gold plant, holding color until frost, upright growth habit; lavender flowers.
A graceful vase-shaped plant with long, sharply pointed bright yellow leaves, slightly twisted with undulating margins. Lavender flowers.
Twisting yellow leaves emerge in early spring and stay a bright yellow. Rapidly grows into a beautiful clump.Medium to small plant, gold slightly twisted leaves. A rapid grower. Many light orchid flowers.

Sports'Abba Alight' sport/yg
'Abba Aloft' sport/gy
'Abba at Large' sport/gy
'Abba Dabba Darling' sport/yg
'Abba Dabba Do' sport/gy
'Abba Dew' sport/gy
'Eternal Father' sport/o
'Flint Hill' sport/gy
'Gold Banner' sport/gy
'Green Power_' sport/gg
'Paradise Power' sport/yg
'Rainbow's Sun Power' sport/yw
'Summer Solstice' sport/gy
'Sun Banner' sport/gy
'Sun Dogs' sport/gy
'Sun Shadows' sport/o
'Sunfish Bett' sport/om
'Tiffney's Gold Digger' sport/yy

Progeny'Amber Waves' seedling
'Banana Puddin'' = 'Peter Pan' x PP
'Benediction' = PP x 'Cynthia'
'Cair Paravel' = PP x 'Cynthia'
'Foxfire Off Limits' seedling
'Gold Waves' = PP x 'Gold Cover'
'Joshua's Banner' = 'Christmas Tree' x PP
'King's Ransom' hybrid
'Lovin' Spoonful' = 'Peter Pan' x PP
'Phoenix Feathers' = 'Harry van de Laar' x PP
'Rip Curl' = PP x 'King Michael'
'Sun Goddess' seedling
'Sunday Morning' seedling