Flame Stitch

Hosta "Flame Stitch" review

Also Hosta ventricosa 'Flame Stitch'. Reverse sport of ventricosa 'Aureomarginata'. 18" tall. Sun to Light Shade. Dark green leaves with white center. Irregular white streaking and some yellow/green where white overlaps the green. Creamy white with an irregular border of dark green Purple flowers. Grows best in more sun. Difficult to propagate. This 91 introduction first caught our eye and then our hearts. Hosta 'Flame Stitch' is the reverse variegation of Hosta ventricosa 'Aureomarginata'. The difficulty in propagation assures that this will never be a widespread variety, although we find that plenty of sun makes it grow much faster. The creamy white leaves are bordered with an irregular edge of dark green. In late summer, the 2' wide clumps are topped with 30" spikes of large dark purple bell-like flowers.... simply stunning! This is the reverse of Hosta ventricosa 'Aureomarginata'. White centered leaves with streaky green variegated margins; white scapes with purple flowers. For the collector. A spectacular reverse sport of Hosta ventricosa 'Aureo-marginata', the center emerges yellow and becomes white, the wide, dark green margin is jagged.

Hosta "Flame Stitch" information:

Size Category medium - large
Hosta height x width inches
Leaf length x width inches
Vein pairs 10
Leaf color
Variegation ms
Leaf type
Scape white
Scape height
Flower purple
Flower length
Flowering period
Ploidy 4-4-4