Hosta 'Flash of Light'

This is a non-registered sport of H. 'Patriot' introduced by Jim Anderson of Winterberry Farms in Georgia. This small size plant  is similar in appearance to H. 'Fire and Ice'. The medium lavender flowers bloom from late July into August.

The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009) says, "I've seen this growing in a few collections and cannot distinguish it from 'Fire and Ice' and other 'Patriot' sports.



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. 'Fire and Ice', H. 'Flash of Light', H. 'Loyalist' and H. 'Paul Revere'.



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