|Hosta||Red Hot Flash|
|Originator(s)||John Machen, Jr. 2004|
|Origin||'Peedee Gold Flash' sport|
|Plant height x width||30x50 cm (12x20 in.)|
|Leaf length x width||30x5 cm (12x2 in.)|
|Leaf color||yellow,green edge|
|Leaf||a bit wavy, lance|
|Flower length||4 cm (1.6 in.)|
|Flowering period||July - August|
|Info||Introduced in 2005, this is a tetraploid form of 'Peedee Gold Flash' with bright yellow leaves margined in green, beautiful red petioles.|
More vigorous than 'Peedee Gold Flash', with more substance.
This new sport, a tetraploid form of H. 'Peedee Gold Flash', comes from Virginia's Mobjack Nursery...home of Hosta 'Patriot'. The small, 21" wide x 12" tall clump is composed of medium-green leaves with a very wide, golden center that changes to parchment as it matures. One of the neat effects is to constantly have both color leaf centers on the plant simultaneously. The red-tinted leaf petiole adds another dimension of interest to this unique hosta. The clump is topped with 2' tall spikes of dark lavender flowers in midsummer.