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Hosta ‘Island Breeze’ (Plantain Lily)

Plantain Lily 'Island Breeze', Island Breeze Hosta

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Hosta Island Breeze, Variegated Plantain lily, Island Breeze Hosta, Plantain Lily 'Island Breeze', Shade perennials, Plants for shade

Hosta ‘Island Breeze’ (Plantain Lily) is a small clump-forming perennial forming a low, dense mound of brilliant yellow leaves with wide, dark green margins. As summer approaches, the centers become more chartreuse when plants are grown in heavier shade or lighter yellow if they are grown in more sun. The luminous foliage contrasts beautifully with the bright red stems, which keep their bold color throughout the season. Funnel-shaped lavender flowers appear in midsummer, rising on reddish green scapes 18 in. tall (45 cm). A knockout foliage perennial that is excellent for massing, in containers, or as a small specimen.

  • Grows up to 12 in. tall (30 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm).
  • Performs best in part shade to full shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from cold, dry winds.
  • This foliage plant is perfect for the shade garden, mixed with other perennials in beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, or containers. Great for edging 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 - 9
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 Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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Recommended Companion Plants

Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)
Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’ (Lily Turf)
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ (Solomon’s Seal)
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ (Siberian Bugloss)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
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 Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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