Hosta 'Fire and Ice' in the Hostas Database

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Data specific to Hostas (Edit)
Name of Hybridizer: H. Hansen
Year of Registration: 1999

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 15 inches
Plant Spread: 22 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Variegated
Other: Broadly Ovate, twisted, slightly shiny, Pure white centers with a dark green margin. Sun tolerant and Slug resistant. Upright.
Flower Color: Other: Pale lavender trumpet shaped flower.
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seed is viable.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Sport of: Patriot

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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2009-05-06The plant gets better with each year!
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2008-05-25An easy and attractive plant for a large tub!
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2011-07-10Attractive to bees!
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Location: Ottawa, ONDate: 2015-06-21This plant was received in 2013 as a single eye division from a f
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2008-06-10 6:15 pm. Beautiful leaves, cavorting in the Anemone sylvestris p
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2008-04-26Emerging leaves!
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2011-07-10A consistent bloomer!
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Posted by JRsbugs (Near Lincoln UK) on Dec 14, 2011 8:56 AM

I find it's best to choose the plant in leaf so you know you are getting one with good patterning, also a plant in growth is better than one you might buy in a bag where they can dry out and take a long time to establish if at all. I planted this in an old metal baby's bath tub with a few holes drilled in the bottom. It likes where it is, I planted it in a good mix of fertile gritty 'river soil' (if you have a drain to dig it from it's great for plants) and home made leafy compost, all I have needed to do so far is occasionally top the pot up. I have never fed it, there's sufficient food in the compost mix, I prefer to grow plants naturally as I think it makes them healthier and hardier.

Fire and Ice gets better with every year, it flowers every year now and the flowers attract the occasional bee. I have not had any problems with slugs or snails nibbling the leaves on this plant although some others I have seem to be delectable to both slugs and snails. I try to keep the nibblers at a minimum by picking them up and depositing them on lush vegetation along the road side.

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