Island Breeze Hosta

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A tropical Hosta with bright colors glowing in the shade! The Island Breeze Hosta (Hosta x 'Island Breeze') has incredible variegation and wide, thick foliage! Vigorous growing, Island Breeze features dark-green foliage with striking yellow-green stripes down each center, highlighted with reddish-green stems.

The yellow stripes mature to chartreuse as the season progresses! The dark lavender flowers are born on 28-inch scapes, and call pollinators galore to the trumpet-shaped blossoms that appear in mid-summer! Even a few Hummingbirds will stop by for a visit!

Perfect for new gardeners, Island Breeze thrives throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9 and grows into a wonderfully neat and tidy mound about 10-12 inches in height and up to 15-18 inches wide for an impressive yet diminutive display!

Planting and Application:

Shady gardens are natural locations for Hosta, adding lush color and coarse texture among Perennial beds and Cutting garden borders. Contemporary, formal plantings and informal cottage gardens alike benefit from these colorful perennials. Borders look high-style with long rows of Hosta, and so will the edges along beds, driveways, and shady paths. Butterfly gardens and cottage gardens will get a traditional look with the addition of a few of these colorful perennials!

Island Breeze looks gorgeous in containers and as a glowing specimen. Hosta are tough and versatile, shrugging off urban environments, roadside conditions, and rocky soil. Partnering fantastically with other shade perennials such as Fern or Bleeding Hearts. Or for a real statement piece, create your own Hosta garden for an impressively colorful display. After all, there are about a thousand different varieties of Hosta these days, in all shapes and sizes!

Give garden rooms the spa treatment by adding these refreshing plants around seating areas or meditation spots. Perfect for shady Asian and Zen-inspired gardens, lending a vibrant presence to areas for meditation and relaxation. In fact, any garden design looks more peaceful with a few Hostas!

  • Bold Dark-Green Margins With Chartreuse Stripes
  • Dark Lavender Blooms on Tall Scapes
  • Unique Reddish Leaf Stems
  • Hummingbirds & Pollinators!
  • Great Shade Garden Specimens, Edging Plants, Containers & Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Island Breeze loves partial sun though warmer climates should provide afternoon shade or full shade. Cold hardy and adaptable, Hosta isn't particular on soil type, any well-drained medium that is highly organic works for these easy plants. Best in moist soil that does not dry out for long, mulch the roots well to keep them cool, moist, and insulated. A generous 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch chips helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Low maintenance, there's not much work for you! Once frosts arrive, Hosta is an herbaceous perennial that dies back to the ground and emerges again in early spring. Be sure to remove dead leaf matter from the area to prevent the spread of fungal issues and deter slugs. But it has excellent slug resistance and no disease issues! Divide your perennials every 3-5 years to maintain vigor.

  • Full Shade & Part Sun
  • Moisture Loving Plant
  • Very Cold, Heat & Humidity Tolerant
  • Prune In Late Fall
  • Easy Care & Vigorous Growth Rate

Tropical colors and striking variegation! Bring some of the tropics to your garden this year with Island Breeze Hosta for exotic hues and easy-breezy low care! Order yours today at Nature Hills!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Hostas need full sun or shade?

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.

Where do Hostas grow best?

Hosta plants love enriched, well-drained soil that is moderately yet consistently moist throughout the growing season. They appreciate mulched garden beds.

Do Hostas come back every year? Are Hostas a perennial plant?

With vigorous carefree growth, Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that will return year after year with little maintenance.

What do you do with Hostas in the fall? What do you do with Hostas in the winter?

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.

Do Hosta attract hummingbirds or pollinators?

Hostas are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.

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Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Island Breeze Hosta Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hosta x 'Island Breeze'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 10 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 15 - 18 inches
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Yellow & Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes