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Flamboyant (Ch Tompkins 78)

Photo by Carol Brashear

Flamboyant (Ch Tompkins 78)

Photo by Carol Brashear

Flamboyant (Ch Tompkins 78)

Photo by Carol Brashear

'Flamboyant', together with its stable form 'Shade Fanfare' are perhaps Chet Tompkins' best-known plants. It was renamed by Aden and may be the plant Tompkins named 'Sheer Bliss'. It was once very popular, but the streaking is highly unstable. It is a fast grower. This is a medium sized hosta that spreads to about 42 inches at maturity. Registered in 1978. Leaves are 7"L x 5"W and have 12 pairs of veins. Has lavender flowers. The plant is 18x14" with 19" scapes. Its origin has been lost, but the silly story made up by Aden about radiation being involved still goes around. Still occasionally being used as a breeder.