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Hosta ‘Saint Elmo’s Fire’
Hosta ‘Saint Elmo’s Fire’
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Hosta ‘Saint Elmo’s Fire’


USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.700.550

Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with literally hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form a sturdy mound of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This is a midsized selection with leaves emerging in spring with lovely buttery-yellow centres that soon darken to green with smooth, pure-white margins. In summer, there is a dramatic effect, when on the same plant, there are new yellow leaves as well as the more mature green ones. Pale lavender flowers appear midsummer and may attract hummingbirds. Suitable for planting in mixed containers and tubs. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time mid-spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may also be left alone for years. A Sport of ‘Sea Fire’.

Further details for
Hosta ‘Saint Elmo’s Fire’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   35-40 cm
   14-16 inches
   70-75 cm
   27-29 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.