Academy Fire

Hosta "Academy Fire" review

Tissue culture sport of Hosta 'Francee'. Fast growing with a white margin and a green center. Petiole has purple dots at base. Gold with white edge. Chartreuse to gold center with cream to white margin (all depending on how much sun it grows). Nearly sterile. A slightly smaller but rapid growing sport of Hosta 'Francee'. When grown in full shade it develops light chartreuse-yellow leaves with a creamy margin but, when grown in partial to full sun the leaves become light yellow with a white margin. Summer leaves are often more chartreuse than gold and contrast nicely with older spring leaves. Bloom scapes are typical of fortunei hostas and often somewhat leafy with nice lavender flowers. Resembles Hosta 'Patriot's Fire', but seems to be much more stable.

Hosta "Academy Fire" information:

Size Category medium
Hosta height x width 40x90 cm (16x35 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 20x13 cm (8x5 in.) inches
Vein pairs 9
Leaf color
Variegation edge
Leaf type
Scape height 40 cm (16 in.)
Flower pale lavender
Flower length 5 cm (2 in.)
Flowering period August
Fertile no
Sports 'Academy Glowing Embers' sport/gy