Hosta
Hosta 'Sea Fire'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sea Fire
Hybridized by Seaver
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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.