Hosta plantaginea 'Fragrant Flame'

This cultivar is a tissue culture sport of Hosta plantaginea which was registered by Mark Zilis in 1988. The plant grows to 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. 'Heaven Scent' and H. 'Marbled Bouquet'.

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

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