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HostaTequila Sunrise


Originator(s)Greg Johnson 2004

Origin'Spritzer' x pycnophylla

Size category 

Plant height x width40x90 cm (16x35 in.)

Leaf length x width18x9 cm (7x4 in.)

Vein pairs 

Leaf colorgolden yellow>chartreuse


Leafrippled margin

Petiolered dotted


Scape height65 cm (26 in.)


Flower length 


Flowering periodAugust





InfoWe don't know much about this one, but we do know a little bit about Greg Johnson. He's been hybridizing for a decade or so but has released very few plants. The reason why is that he perhaps the most thorough at evaluating them of any hybridizer. He will not release a plant until he is sure about it and he doesn't decide that lightly. A man of remarkable patience.
Hybrid of 'Spritzer' x H. pycnophylla from Greg Johnson of Marshalltown, Iowa.
Impressive gold foliage in a moderately dense mound.


Progeny'Cranberry Wine' = 'Cinnamon Sticks' x PP
'Flamenco Dancer' = PP x 'One Man's Treasure'
'Frisian Bells' = 'Red Neck Heaven' x PP
'Green Lava' seedling
'Holar Early Days' seedling
'Holar Garnet Crow' = PP x 'Maya Kingsnake'
'Holar Rising Flame' = PP x 'Mr Blue'
'Holar Sunset Cobra' = PP x 'Maya Kingsnake'
'Holar Sunset Python' = PP x 'Maya Kingsnake'
'Holar Wild Side' = 'Neptune' x PP
'Kempen Blue Spider' = 'Deane's Dream' x PP
'Kempen Dragon Wings' = PP x ('Setsurei' x (x 'Mikawa-no-yuki'))
'Kempen Red Twist' seedling
'Kempen Sky High' seedling
'Kempen Waving Shadow' = 'Spritzer' x PP
'Valley's Matador' = 'Valley's Wave Ripple' x PP
'Valley's Pavlova' = (x pycnophylla) x PP