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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Sea Fire'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sea Fire
Hybridized by Seaver; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Light Green
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid
Mid/Late

Flower Shape:
Trumpet

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Purple

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Shirley1md On Mar 5, 2005, Shirley1md from Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Love this Hosta which is a sport of "Saint Elmo's Fire". It's one of the brightest golds in the Springtime, but does change to all green during the Summer. It's a very pretty Hosta, especially with it's slightly red petioles.

Neutral jody On Jul 28, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

24"-38" scapes. It is gold in spring and really lights up the shady spot it is in. The color changes over season to chartreus to green. M. Seaver 2004, parentage unknown.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dacula, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Glouster, Ohio
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



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