Fire And Ice Plantain Lily
Fire And Ice Plantain Lily
Hosta x 'Fire and Ice'Item #1749 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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This variegated hosta has slightly twisted foliage with a white center and green margins. Perfect for edging the shade garden. Lavender blooms with white scapes throughout the summer. Herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing to 14-16 in. tall, spreads to 12-24 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuh HIB-ridPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 14-16 in. tall, spreads to 12-24 in. wide.Foliage color:VariegatedBlooms:SummerFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesFragrantDesign IdeasExceptional hosta for massing beneath the canopy of shade trees. Perfect for fleshing out foundation beds under low windows. Popular candidate for sideyards and smaller urban plots suffering from over-influence by multistory buildings. A real standout in large pots.Companion PlantsFern (Polystichum); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
- CareCare InformationProvide humus-rich, well-drained soil. Avoid harsh sun. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Best with regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:The genus Hostacontains over forty different species mostly native to China and Japan. H. plantaginea, from which most ofour modern hybrids descend reached Europe in the 1780s. It was first introducced from China by French botanist, Lamarck. Much breeding has produced a huge range of platns with a variety of qualities. This cultivar is a sport of Hosta 'Patriot'.Lore:Hosta is the grown up cousin to the plantain weed, which came to America with colonials. It naturalized so easily that Native American's claimed it sprang up wherever the white man walked.
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