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Hosta 'Fire and Ice' (Plantain Lily)

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


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.
  • A full sun to part shade lover, it is best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils. Quite sun tolerant with adequate moisture, this plant is not fussy about soils and tolerates a wide range of conditions. Site in strong light in the morning but avoid hot afternoon sun.
  • Perfect for the shade gardens, mixed with other perennials, as groundcover, edging, underplanting shrubs or in containers.
  • 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.

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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 Hosta - Plantain Lilies
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)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, 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, 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 Hosta - Plantain Lilies
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)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, 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, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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