H. plantaginea 'Fragrant Flame'

This cultivar is a tissue culture sport of H. plantaginea which was registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 1988. The plant grows into a large size hosta about 22 inches in height and a spread of 44 inches wide. It produces fragrant, white flowers in August.

The specimen shown above appears to have reverted to the species type. 'Fragrant Flame' is supposed to have a white center with green streaking.

Similar cultivars include H. 'Chelsea Ore', H. 'Heaven Scent' and H. 'Marbled Bouquet'.


These 2010 photos were taken at the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside in Michigan, tours and vendors at The American Hosta Society National Convention in Minnesota, Wade and Gatton Nursery and Wade Botanical Gardens in Ohio, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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