Red Hot Flash

Hosta "Red Hot Flash" review

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 Hosta '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.

Hosta "Red Hot Flash" information:

Size Category medium
Hosta height x width 30x50 cm (12x20 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 30x5 cm (12x2 in.) inches
Vein pairs 4-5
Leaf color
Variegation medio
Leaf type a bit wavy, lance
Petiole a bit wavy, lance
Scape height
Flower deep purple
Flower length 4 cm (1.6 in.)
Flowering period July - August
Pod green
Ploidy 4-4-4 suggested