Hosta 'Flash of Light'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Flash of Light
Hybridized by Winterberry Farms
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)


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USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

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:

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Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Growth Rate:

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Leaf Shape:

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Leaf Appearance:

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Degree to which the appearance is present:

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Leaf Texture (top):

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Leaf Texture (bottom):

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Leaf Substance:

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Leaf Color:

Creamy White

Pure White

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

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Appearance of Margin:

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Margin Width:

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Bloom Time:

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Flower Shape:

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Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 22, 2009, eclecticLC from Oskaloosa, IA wrote:

The two pictures that are posted to this site look nothing alike. Are they both truly 'Flash of Light'? The one I have somewhat resembles the "gretaduck" pic. but my leaves are smaller. But my plant is also very small and is not growing much. It only had two leaves on it the first of May and it only has 4 now the last of June. I admit, I'm confused.


On Oct 4, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful hosta with wonderful variegation. The contrast between the light and dark is a show-stopper in the shade bed.