MyHostas database

HostaChinese Sunrise


Originator(s)Robert Schaeffer/Alex Summers/Pete Ruh 1992

Origin'Lancifolia' sport

Size categorysmall - medium

Plant height x width27x46 cm (11x18 in.)

Leaf length x width14x6 cm (6x2 in.)

Vein pairs5-7

Leaf colorchartreuse>green,dark green edge

Variegationmedio, viridescent

Leaflanceolate, twisted



Scape height 


Flower length 


Flowering periodAugust - September





Info=cathayana 'Nakafu'.
=cathayana 'Variegata'.
=cathayana 'Variegated'.
JN: Nakafu Akikaze Giboshi.
Found as a sport of Hosta 'Lancifolia' in the garden of Robert Schaeffer in 1960, later named by Alex Summers [MZ].
Long, narrow, chartreuse leaves with a dark green border.
Medium lavender flowers in August. Very prolific.
Narrow, lanceolate shiny gold chartreuse leaves with a green margin.
May turn all green in Summer. Tolerates sun.
Bell shaped lavender flowers late in season.
Very early emerging in Spring.
Small, yellow centers, dark green edge. Ground cover.
One of the first hostas to come up in the spring. Narrow yellow-green leaves with dark green edges, viridescent; lavender flowers. 0 - 75 % shade.
Upright, lanceolate, chartreuse-centered, green edged leaves, turning green in summer.
Lavender flowers.
A bright addition to spring, these glossy thin textured leaves have a chartreuse to dull gold center with a narrow dark margin. Mid-summer color transitions to solid green. Lance shaped leaves (6"x3") taper to a fine point producing a thick neat mound. A good pick for edging or ground cover. 14"x28". Blooms dark lavender. Shade to 3/4 sun. Growth rapid. Lovely yellow-centered cathayana.