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Hosta ‘St Elmo's Fire’

For sale by Stafford Lake Nursery

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Stunning plant, always gets lots of comments here in the spring. Sea Fire sport. Emerges the most striking bright yellow, almost alight. These leaves then darken over the next couple of months to a greenish yellow, then the next flush of leaves is brighter again, giving interesting colour contrast. The leaves fade to a sort of luminous parchment colour late in the season. The flowers are pale mauve, and I think complement the foliage very well. All in all an outstanding variety.

Hosta ‘St Elmo's Fire’ | Woking, Surrey, GU21
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre
£5.00

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Description

Hosta ‘St Elmo's Fire’. Brilliant Hosta with leaves that emerge bright yellow, then darken to green; then have a new flush of contrasting brighter leaves; then pale mauve flowers. All work well together.

Cultivation

All Hostas need some shade and few will thrive in open strong sunlight. A general rule is that the lighter foliage, the brighter the sunlight that will be tolerated. Variegated varieties tend to require more sun to keep their white, light green or gold stripes. The darker, bluer varieties need more shade.

Once established, Hostas are pretty tough and will spread horizontally to make excellent ground cover.

Interest and use

Grown for their decorative foliage. Form large clumps that are excellent for ground cover. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Hosta ‘St Elmo's Fire’ | Woking, Surrey, GU21 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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