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May 20, 2015 9:59 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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I've tried to grow Fire and Ice before. It never flourished, slowly declined and then was gone one spring. Today I found a large plant at a great price. I'm going to try it in a container this time. What has been your experience with Fire and Ice.........a picture later.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 20, 2015 10:45 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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The slugs shredded it the first year, it has been slow, but is holding in there for me.This is the third year and it is still small, but it did get a little larger this year.
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May 20, 2015 1:51 PM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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I've had two of them and did not have any luck with either! I think I've read that they like some sun, but mine burned up with just sun til midday. Good luck with yours. If it's cheap enough it will live! It's those expensive ones that don't make it!
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May 20, 2015 2:41 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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I had a similar one, White Elephant or maybe White Christmas? anyway, it died.
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May 21, 2015 10:22 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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I found a large lovely plant of Fire and Ice for $14.98 at HD. I couldn't resist. That isn't a major investment so I think I will try it again....in a pot this time.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 21, 2015 10:29 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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That is a beautiful Fire and Ice, very large size also!
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May 22, 2015 7:55 PM CST
OH (Zone 5a)
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It looks great. Maybe a pot is the answer. I've also had 2 nice sized ones and both died.

I probably should have moved struggling hostas, but some summers fly by so quickly I would forget. Next Spring, gone.
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May 25, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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Let's hope it does well. I have a small one given to me a couple of years ago. It's doing OK, but is in more light this year because I lost a tree. We'll see how it does. I struck it lucky with 'White Christmas' by putting it on the south side of my large oak tree where it gets some morning sund and while it's not huge, it is doing well.
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May 25, 2015 7:35 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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I could not grow White Christmas. The Fire and Ice was in a large pot with an extensive root system so I am hopeful. We'll see. Part of the fun.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 26, 2015 9:53 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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So I have Fire Island and it started out really nice this spring and quickly went down hill. Hasn't grown much (although it did get attacked by slugs which didn't help) and the leaves all turned really light, which I thought meant it may be getting too much sun. But really, we haven't had one day over 75 hardly and rain almost everyday. I moved it to the north east corner of my house where I know it only gets a couple hours of sun in the morning and it looks even more washed out than it did. Does anyone have experience with this one? What should I do with it?
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May 26, 2015 10:14 PM CST
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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Fire island leaves are normally very light green, are you sure it's lighter than it should be?

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That's mine hiding under that huge bressingham blue.
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This pic was to show the red pets. but I think you can see leaf color too
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I think there fire and ice in this bed, I know I ordered a bunch several years back, if this isn't fire and ice then I killed them all Shrug!
If it is, then I've put mine thru hell!
Blazing full sun for 5 years then transplanted to bright reflected light (from the south side of neighbors house) on the north side of my house, it might get a few hours of evening sun toward the end of summer...
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May 26, 2015 10:20 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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oh,yes I know it is a lime color, it looked ok last year, but I had it potted and it was in a temp spot on my porch. It went down hill this spring after I planted it out.
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May 26, 2015 11:05 PM CST
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily said:oh,yes I know it is a lime color, it looked ok last year, but I had it potted and it was in a temp spot on my porch. It went down hill this spring after I planted it out.


Sorry, had to make sure.
Mines grown like a champ, surprisingly good really. I'm worried for mine, I just removed 5 huge crowns of blue boy from right next to it... They were totally eat up with hostaX, I hope it doesn't get into my fire island, or any of the rest of them for that matter.
I even threw em in the neighbors trash can just to be safe.
Sorry I'm not more help
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
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