Hosta 'Fire and Ice'
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'

Hosta 'Fire and Ice'

"Plantain lily"

Hosta 'Fire and Ice'

1 bare root — £2.63

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Orders placed before 1 March 2024
You can expect your order in March 2024

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
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Description

The effect you get from Hosta 'Fire and Ice' is lively, leafy chemistry of fresh green and bright white. It's a blast in a dull, shaded area—each leaf is branded with a bonfire of white flame markings, enabling it to light up the space through summer like foliage dynamite. 'Fire and Ice' is a compact Hosta which happily slots into a small gap—perfect if you have pots to fill or just love to cram your leafy plants together like a lush little jungle. For added excitement, this dense display of foliage sends up a cool show of lavender-coloured blooms in mid-summer.  

Hosta 'Fire and Ice' is a fully hardy perennial so you can expect to see it appear again and again. It re-emerges each spring, lasts through summer and eventually becomes dormant again in autumn. This shade-loving plantain lily loves to be in a spot which is out of direct sunlight, making it a great option for areas shaded by trees, around shrubs or among other shade-loving plants like ferns, Astilbe, Lamprocapnos or Smilacena.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hosta 'Fire and Ice' (v)

  • Flower colour

    Lavender purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    50-70cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Variegated, green, cream

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Hosta 'Fire and Ice' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Plantain lily" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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