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HostaFire and Ice


Originator(s)Hans Hansen/Shady Oaks Nursery 1999

Origin'Patriot' sport

Size categorymedium

Plant height x width38x55 cm (15x22 in.)

Leaf length x width15x11 cm (6x4 in.)

Vein pairs 

Leaf colorwhite,dark green edge





Scape height75 cm (30 in.)


Flower length 


Flowering periodJuly - August



Ploidy4-4-4 suggested


Info10" tall. Part Sun to Light Shade.
Brilliant white center with very dark green margins streaking toward the middle of the leaf.
A hosta with pure white centers and very dark green irregular margins.
Lavender flowers on white scapes.
This exciting slow growing dwarf hosta from Shady Oaks is the reverse of the popular H. 'Patriot'. The thick pure white leaves are surrounded by a contrasting black green border. Each 15" wide clump is topped with sturdy stalks of light lavender flowers in mid summer. H. 'Fire and Ice' must have good morning sun or steady filtered shade to maintain its vigor.
The reverse of H. 'Patriot', this one has pure white leaf centers with very dark green margins and very heavy substance. The lavender flowers are borne on white scapes and when seed pods are produced they are also white. A wonderful and bright addition to the shady border.
A sport of 'Patriot' with pure white leaves with dark green margins. Lavender flowers.
Sold for $800 at the '97 auction. Very heavy substance.

Sports'Alternative' sport/wg
'Green Ice ' sport/gg
'Paradise on Fire' sport/wg
'Skunk' sport/wg