Hosta 'Fire and Ice'

Fire and Ice Hosta

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Fire and Ice Hosta is a compact shade-loving herbaceous perennial primarily grown for its foliage.  The slightly twisting upright basal leaves have creamy white centers and dark green margins.  Small bell-like lavender flowers raise up in terminals from the rootstalk above the mound in mid summer attracting butterflies and pollinators.  Best color in partial sun and moist well-drained soils. 

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

1' - 1.5'

Spread: 

1' - 2’

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Part SunFull Shade

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest: 

Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:   Low maintenance.  Snails and slugs can cause severe problems if left unchecked.  Foliar nematodes can cause interveinal browning. Plants infected with Hosta Virus X (HVX), tobacco rattle virus or tomato ring spot virus should be immediately removed from garden areas and destroyed.  Otherwise, little to no problems.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasRock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  ColumbineLungwortBleeding Heart

IMAGE: Photo by David J. Stang, Hosta Fire and Ice 2zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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