Hosta of the Day 'Red Hot Flash' - Post Your Pics

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Hosta of the Day 'Red Hot Flash' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 07, 2011 6:40 am

Today's hosta, 'Red Hot Flash'. Mine was new spring 2006 and the first year it looked so sickly, I thought I would lose it, but a summer in a pot and regular infusions of Epsom Salts brought it round. It forms what I can an unruly mound.
It's a tetraploid, and emerges with bright yellow leaves margined in green. The bright yellow gradually fades to a chartreuse. Beautiful red petioles. Fertile. This photo from July 15.

Size: Small (21"w x 12"h)
Origin: Sport of H. 'Peedee Gold Flash'

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5305&Variety=Red%20Hot%20Flash

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Red+Hot+Flash

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/r/redhotflash.html

Flowers: Tubular, deep purple in early July
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Red Hot Flash' - Post Your Pics

Postby Mark Raw » Sep 07, 2011 7:45 am

I have often wondered about Epsom salts does it make them greener or just act as a fertilizer?
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Red Hot Flash' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 07, 2011 7:55 am

Can help when there is magnesium deficiency in the plant - characterized in my case by pale leaves and prominent green veins. I just looked at the first pic I have of it and it didn't seem as extreme as I remember, but I worried about HVX at the beginning.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Red Hot Flash' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 14, 2012 12:51 pm

This one continues to be an unruly mound in my garden. Not sure about keeping it long-term as space is tight.
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Re: Hosta of the Day 'Red Hot Flash' - Post Your Pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 04, 2014 8:46 pm

This was the last picture of 'Red Hot Flash' before I removed it from my garden. It's gotten smaller each year and is attacked by slugs and nematodes. Picture July 16, 2014.

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