Inc. of Michigan registered this sport of H. 'Loyalist' in 2001
after it had been discovered by
'Fireworks' was awarded a U.S. patent in 2005. The small size (6
inches high by 10 inches wide) hosta has wavy, twisted
leaves and lavender flowers in July.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009) says, "At least three different hostas have borne the
name 'Fireworks'. The plant from Walters Gardens, however is the
one registered with
American Hosta Society. .. In the garden, 'Fireworks' has a
radically different appearance from 'Loyalist'. The narrower
leaf margins and blade shape and smaller mound size gives it the
look of a juvenile form of its mother plant."
The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack
(2010) says: "Cannot take much sun in warmer climates and prefers
dappled shade. Ideal as a contrast in collections of small
hostas with plainer foliage."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Can exceed its registered dimensions...Smaller
than its parent, with sharp contrast between the base color and
the marginal variegation."
Sports include H. 'Foxfire Roman Candle' and H. 'Lakeside
'Fireworks' is also the English translation
For an existing cultivar with the French name H.