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Apr 27, 2016 1:04 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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'Fire Island' emerges nearly fluorescent yellow with red leaf petioles. The yellow gradually fades in the sun or becomes chartreuse/green depending on light levels. It's a small-medium sized hosta that is a hybrid of longipes hypoglauca x ‘Crested Surf’ (B. Brincka 1998). It forms a loose mound and grows fairly quickly. Like many of my hostas, it was badly attacked my slugs last year which got the upper hand when I was away for two weeks in July. I've had mine since spring 2007. Please feel free to add you pictures of this hosta.

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May 5, 2016 11:20 AM CST
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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Afternoon Ann! I have both Fire Island and Paradise Island 'littered' around the yard in places where I need pops of color. This one in paired with Blue Mouse Ears and has been in the jar for two years now. I actually keep quite a few hosta in planters so that I can easily move them around to change things up a bit.

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May 5, 2016 6:50 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Composter
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I also have 'Paradise Island' and it was about 2' north of FI. It did well one year and ever since then it has been decimated by slugs. Last year I potted it and it did much better, but still not even close to the kind of growth I've had on FI.
Ann

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May 5, 2016 7:15 PM CST
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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Ann,

We use a pine bark mulch around all of our hosta that are in the ground. The rough surfaces really help keep the slug problem to a minimum.
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May 6, 2016 1:08 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Composter
Seed Starter Annuals Herbs Canning and food preservation Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
I have it in many places too. I just don't quite understand why the hosta in one location did so poorly compared to one that was two feet away.
Ann

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May 6, 2016 1:21 PM CST
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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Ahhhhh, Mother Nature at her finest! Always keep 'em guessing.

I have the same issue with a number of cultivars. But, I figure it's green and basically growing, so leave it alone.

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Mar 16, 2017 6:12 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Composter
Seed Starter Annuals Herbs Canning and food preservation Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
2016 update - June 4
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I was asked for a division of this; so I divided it and the plant sulked for the rest of the season. I'm hoping it recovers this year.
Ann

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Mar 19, 2017 6:32 AM CST

I love this one! Great color, changing every day with different light conditions, nice violet flowers...red stems, good growth...I can recommend it Thumbs up

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Mar 19, 2017 1:26 PM CST
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Hostas Tender Perennials Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Welcome! @KarinlackCat !

Fire island is one of my many favorites. We use it, Paradise Island and Dancing Queen the 'dark' areas. They're like little lanterns.

If you're not familiar with Paradise Island, it's a sport of Fire island. The leaves have the same bright color, but with irregular, thin green margins.
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Mar 20, 2017 12:17 PM CST
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Composter
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Even better is 'Island Breeze' which is a sport of 'Paradise Island'. I've found much better growth on it than on the other two.

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