Fire And Ice Hosta

Hosta x 'Fire and Ice'

SKU
1749
This variegated hosta has slightly twisted foliage with a white center and green margins. Lavender flowers with white scapes rise above foliage all summer. Perfect for edging the shade garden. Solves problems on shaded sideyard exposures and under large tree canopies. Add to hosta beds or foundation planting for unique textural change. Perfect for pots and bowls. Herbaceous perennial. Partial to full shade. Fast-growing to 14 to 16 inches tall, spreads to 12 to 32 inches wide.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh
LoreHosta 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.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 14 to 16 in. tall, spreading 12 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureDramatic foliage color

Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.

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