Hosta Tongue of Flame will form a medium mound of 15"-18" in height and a spread of up to 32" at maturity. It makes a somewhat upright, mound of narrowly ovate, creamy yellow to white flamed centred, green margined foliage of average substance. Purple blooms with pink bracts, set on tall red to pinkish purple 24"scapes. The white centres hold up well throughout the summer but I would always avoid the strong midday sun. Average speed grower. Sadly it is neither sun tolerant, nor slug resistant. However, it has enough going for it to include it in any good Hosta collection.