This is a case of name
confusion in the hosta world. This plant was registered
The American Hosta Society as H.
'Clifford's Forest Fire' but when they were granted a
U.S. patent in 2007,
it was under the name H. 'Forest Fire'. So, two names
for one hosta!
For the information on
this hosta, go to H. 'Clifford's
United States Patent: PP17644 (2007)
Abstract: A new cultivar of Hosta named ‘Forest
Fire’, a sport of Hosta ‘Sagae’, that is
characterized by its variegated foliage having cordate-shaped
leaves with glaucous green centers and margins that
emerge yellow-green and turn creamy white as the leaf
matures. A combination of new leaves and mature leaves
results in a two-toned effect. The margins of ‘Forest
Fire’ comprise about one fourth of the leaf area.
‘Forest Fire’ is a medium-large sized Hosta with
an upright, mounded habit, and pale lavender flowers
that are held above the foliage in mid summer.