Hosta 'Light the Match'


Registered by Doug Ruff of Minnesota in 2019, this small size (10 inches high by 12 inches wide) cultivar is a seedling of (H. 'Swoosh' × H. 'Raving Beauty') × H. 'First Blush'. The yellow leaves have moderately rippled margins. They are dull on top, lanceolate and moderately wavy. Pale purple flowers bloom from August into September on red scapes 16 to 20 inches tall followed by viable seeds in red pods.

The registration materials state: "...When emerging, it blushes red with sun exposure. Blush fades within a few weeks and the bright yellow color turns medium green by autumn...Yellow with red blush changes to yellow and finally changes to medium green."


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