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Hosta ‘Fire and Ice’ (Plantain Lily)

Plantain Lily 'Fire and Ice', 'Fire and Ice' Hosta

AGM Award
Hosta Fire and Ice, Variegated Plantain lily, Plantain Lily 'Fire and Ice', Shade perennials, Plants for shade

A reverse sport of acclaimed Hosta ‘Patriot’, Hosta ‘Fire and Ice’ (Plantain Lily) is a clump-forming perennial forming an upright, compact mound of widely oval, lightly twisted, satiny, creamy-ivory to pure white leaves adorned with irregular dark green margins. Racemes of funnel-shaped, lavender flowers appear in summer on scapes rising well above the foliage mound to 20 in. tall (50 cm). A slow grower, ‘Fire and Ice’ is a dramatic hosta selection which adds great color to the shady borders and containers. Perfect for small gardens!

  • Easy grower, ‘Fire and Ice’ grows 8 in. tall (20 cm) and spreads 12 in. (30 cm).
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Performs best in sun to part shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from cold, dry winds.
  • Perfect for the shade garden, mixed with other perennials in bed and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, coastal gardens or containers. Great for edging, as a groundcover or underplanting shrubs and roses.
  • Watch for slugs and snails which could damage the attractive foliage.
  • Cut off the stems after blooming to encourage the plant’s growth. Discolored leaves should be trimmed back to the ground.
  • Propagate by division in early spring or late summer.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Hosta, Plantain Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" (20cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Hosta, Plantain Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 8" (20cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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