Hosta 'Fire and Ice' Plantain Lily

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Description

Hosta 'Fire and Ice' produces heart-shaped, slightly twisted leaves with white centers and broad dark green margins. A small variety of Plantain Lily, 'Fire and Ice' is a sport of long-time favorite Hosta 'Patriot'. Hosta 'Fire and Ice' very slowly forms a small mound of brilliant white and green foliage. It is topped by lavender flowers in July/Aug.

Hosta 'Fire and Ice' prefers partial to full shade and moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Hosta will grow in ordinary garden soil and withstand drought, but they are most beautiful when provided consistent moisture. They will tolerate clay soil and can be grown under black walnut trees.

Plantain Lily are classic perennial shade garden plants that will also grow well in containers.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Plantain Lily
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 10-15
  • Width at Maturity: 12-15
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Middle to late summer
  • Foliage Color: Variegated

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Clay Soil. Juglone.
  • Other Features: Container Plant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/22. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/29 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

We have a huge amount of orders to get through, so we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!

 

All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 10-7: Already started
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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We ship via UPS or USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.