The Hosta ‘Tongue of Flame’ is a stunning clump-forming perennial that produces yellow centered leaves with a dark green margin. These leaves turn white by mid summer and often have a lighter green streak where the margin and centre overlap.
Lavender bell-shaped flowers appear briefly in the summer on tall, slender red stems. When fully grown, this foliage is likely to reach a height of 40cm and a spread of 75cm.
This ‘Tongue of Flame’ Hosta, grown in-house at Gates Garden Centre, can be planted among other perennials in beds and borders. It is perfect as groundcover or to underplant shrubs and roses and can be used in both city and informal cottage gardens.
Try to plant in a position of partial shade into fertile, moist and well drained soil. Watch for slugs and snails which could damage the attractive foliage, remove spent foliage as required and clear up dead foliage when it dies back at the end of the growing season. Propagate by division in late summer or early spring.
- Hosta ‘Tongue of Flame’ in a 3 litre pot
- Flower colour: Purple
- Foliage colour: Green and white
- Position: Full or partial shade
- Aspect: North-facing or East-facing
- Soil type: Fertile, moist and well-drained
- Hardiness: Fully hardy
- Flowering period: July to August
- Plant height: 40cm
- Plant width: 75cm
- Grown in-house at Gates Garden Centre