hosta 'fire island'

Size: 1 gallon
  • medium sized hosta with wavy foliage
  • brilliant gold leaf accented by red petioles
  • intensity of gold lessens by mid-summer
  • lavender blooms
  • bloom time: august
  • zone 3
  • height 35-40cm
  • spread 70-80cm
  • colour lavender
  • 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
  • partial sun/shade, full shade
  • attracts hummingbirds
  • low maintenance
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • ground cover
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)