Hosta 'Field of Fire'

There is an image of this cultivar on the Hosta Library. From the photos, it appears to be a large size hosta with blue-green foliage that has yellowish marginal variegation. This non-registered cultivar was originated by Theo and Marie-José Dautzenberg of the Netherlands and it is a sport of H. 'Sagae' which produces pale lavender flowers on tall scapes from mid-July into August followed by viable seeds. 


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Clifford's Forest Fire', H. 'Field of Fire' and H. 'Magic Fire'.



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