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Hosta 'Fire Island'

Hosta 'Fire Island' - Plantain Lily

More About 'Fire Island'

  • Medium-sized hosta with wavy foliage
  • Brilliant gold leaf accented by red petioles
  • Intensity of the gold lessens by midsummer
  • Lavender flowers
  • Bloom Time: August
  • Flower Height: 50 cm
  • Foliage Height: 40 cm
  • Leaf Size: 14 cm x 9.5 cm

Interesting Notes:

This yellow hosta defies the 'rule' that yellow hostas tolerate sun. 

Zone:

3

Height:

35-40 cm

Spread:

70-80 cm

Colour:

Lavender
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Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Plantain Lily

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Hosta grow best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in partial to full shade. Early to mid-morning sun and dappled shade in the afternoon are ideal conditions for most hosta cultivars. Some are full sun tolerant, when consistent moisture is provided. Cleaning out dormant foliage in early winter will help reduce the insect population, such as slug larvae. 

'Fire Island' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Mounding

Foliage Color

Golden
Yellow

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge