Is there a spot in your shady garden that needs some life? Hosta Fire and Ice (Hosta 'Fire & Ice') are like fireworks on a dark night! These small Hostas have pure white leaves edged in a thick rim of dark, emerald green. The leaves begin in the spring and go strong until the first frost!
As an added bonus, in late summer Fire and Ice Hosta shoots up long spikes of purple flowers. Plant these around a shaded patio or gazebo and instantly up the 'Wow' factor of your garden. Hummingbirds and pollinators adore these trumpet-shaped blooms that call them to your garden!
You will enjoy these lovely plants for years to come! They are long-lived and thrive throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9, loving the heat and humidity, cold, and are incredibly easy to grow! Even the most novice or busy gardeners will have success growing these herbaceous perennials!
Order plenty to fill in your shady landscape areas. Fire and Ice love humus-rich soil and work great in woodland plantings and shady beds under trees. Fire and Ice also shine in a well-drained container. Fire and Ice add color and texture to any shady area of your garden! All Hosta are most at home in shady, woodland settings and works well as an accent or edging plant, or groundcover!
The striking color combo looks great when mixed with other Hostas and shade-loving plants like classic Bleeding Hearts or Ferns. Large planters and containers in the dappled shade around your patio or even a shaded balcony will benefit from the graceful presence of these impressive plants. The cool coloration and eye-catching growth will decorate garden rooms with sculptural decor.
Perfect for shady Asian and Zen-inspired gardens, blue-leaved Hostas lend a cool and calming presence to areas for meditation and relaxation. Contemporary plantings and informal cottage gardens alike benefit from these large perennials and other shade-loving plants. Borders look divine with long rows of Hosta skirting and tidying up their edges. So will your driveway and walkways, and shady paths!
All these easy perennials need is well-drained soil and a few hours of morning sun to be truly happy. Hostas grow in high-filtered or dappled sunlight. This is necessary for clean, healthy growth. The leaves need some morning sun to bring out the best coloration however, the hot afternoon sun will burn the leaves, especially in warmer growing zones. Plant in any moist, well-drained spot and grows well in highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots.
It is best to keep areas around Hostas clear of excess leaf debris, this way you can reduce the presence of slugs and snails. Once frosts arrive, Hosta is an herbaceous perennial that dies back to the ground and emerges again in early spring. Removing the old leaves in early winter will also prevent the spreading of any fungal issues.
A generous layer of mulch chips helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Low maintenance and an easy-care perennial, Hostas are one of the most versatile perennials for shady landscaping. Divide the plants in early spring as needed.
Striking color contrast lights up the shade! The Fire and Ice Hosta adds brilliance to your garden, so hurry and order enough for your next project today at Nature Hills!
Hosta does best in full sun in cooler climates but does appreciate afternoon protection from the worst of the summer sun, especially in the hottest of their growing zone range. In the hottest climates, Hosta like partial shade or dappled shade, and some varieties will do great in full shade.
Hosta plants love enriched, well-drained soil that is moderately yet consistently moist throughout the growing season. They appreciate mulched garden beds.
With vigorous carefree growth, Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that will return year after year with little maintenance.
Hosta leaves will die back after frost but the crowns and roots remain intact and dormant until next spring. Prune back the leaves once they turn brown in the autumn and remove them from the plant's area. For winter protection, add a layer of compost or mulch over the crowns to protect them from the chill.
Hostas are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Hosta Plants for sale here at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Hosta 'Fire & Ice'|
|Mature Height||20 inches|
|Mature Spread||24 - 30 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade|
|Foliage Color||Bright Green & White|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|