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Hosta Fire Island

Looking for a unique addition to your shade garden? Fire Island boats bright-yellow leaves on purple stems, evolving into a light green as the season progresses. (Hosta)

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Plant - 3" pot
Plant - 3" pot

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 8-10" tall, 28" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Hosta Fire Island, Hosta, Plantain Lily
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Common Name Plantain Lily
Botanical Name Hosta
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height 8-10" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 28" wide
Bloom Time Late Summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Bright yellow leaves on purplish red stems change to chartreuse as season extends.
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Advantages Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
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Hostas are shade lovers grown mostly for their beautiful foliage, and they're probably the very best plants for groundcover under trees in most parts of the U.S. Its simple: they're delighted to grow in shady spots where your grass will not. (They are super hardy in cold areas, but are somewhat difficult as far south as the Gulf Coast.)

Any gardener who lives in the huge area where Hostas are popular knows them. Now with over 1000 named cultivars, there are Hosta collectors everywhere. Just choose your favorites from the small, medium, and large sizes, and an endless choice of leaf designs. The plants, members of the lily family, are native to Korea, China and Japan, and gardeners there have used them for centuries for landscaping. The craze for Hostas is more recent in the U.S. And why not? They offer an endless variety of their wonderful fountain mound shape of handsome foliage--in lush shades of green, bluish-green, yellowish green, and all sorts of variegated types. Nothing is easier to grow; in fact, most gardeners simply ignore them, and they form their beautiful round shapes all by themselves, year after year.

Propagation is simple, too: If you've never divided a Hosta, let me tell you how simple and successful it can be. I once volunteered to help a friend divide three or four large, old Hosta clumps into smaller plants to line a shady walk. We began by digging them up, and then split the big fleshy root masses with a hatchet. Underground, Hostas are much like Daylilies, with fleshy, heavy masses of thick rootstocks. Once, we had the old clumps chopped into 8 or 10 equal-size pieces each, we simply dug a trench on both sides of the shady walk, and buried the pieces spaced evenly apart. They looked fine on through that summer, and the very next spring, each one was up, healthy, and already formed into a perfect circle! So don't think if you divide yours, you'll disturb that wonderful round fountain shape. They just recover and create a new whorled circle wherever you put the divided pieces. Today, that walk is edged with large, lush circles of Hosta foliage all season long.

The Flowers Yes, Hostas do flower, and some cultivars have quite beautiful blooms, mostly purplish, blue or white, on tall lily-like stems above the foliage. Hosta purists often nip off the flower stalks before they can bloom, preferring to throw all the growth into the all-important foliage of the plants.

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from Rockford, Il

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  • Small In Size

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Comments about American Meadows Hosta Fire Island:

I put them in planters, we will see if they survive for next years. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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from Randa, Minnesotall

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile


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    • A New Bed Addition Along
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    Comments about American Meadows Hosta Fire Island:

    It arrived in good condition and is thriving in my new flower bed. Love the stems.

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    Beautiful color


    from Virginia zone 7a

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    • Shade garden


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        Comments about American Meadows Hosta Fire Island:

        This color works very well with blue hostas and hostas with green and yellow variegated leaves. The three types of hostas placed in a large group catches the eye.

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        Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

        Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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