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Hosta Fire Island

 
Hosta Fire Island, Hosta, Plantain Lily

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

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 8-10" tall, 28" wide
Bloom Time Late Summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU ASL8L31

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.

SKU ASL8L31
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 Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Advantages Easy to Grow
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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2.0

We will see

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from Rockford, Il

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Garden

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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  • Personal
 
4.0

Great Interest Item

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from Randa, Minnesotall

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • A New Bed Addition Along
    • Outdoors

    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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    5.0

    Beautiful color

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    from Virginia zone 7a

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    Pros

    • Container
    • 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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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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