Hosta 'Blue Flame'

A sport of H. 'Fragrant Blue', this cultivar was registered by Naylor Creek Nursery of Washington in Chimacum, WA in 2004. The leaves are wavy with a yellow marginal variegation and the plant grows into a medium size (16 inches high by 22 inches wide) mound. Its lavender flowers are slightly fragrant and bloom in August.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell (2009) states: "The floral fragrance is only perceptible in hot climates. Vigorous."


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. 'Blue Flame' and H. 'Secret Love'.

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