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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Fire and Ice'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fire and Ice
Additional cultivar information: (aka Fire & Ice)
Hybridized by H. Hansen; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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32 members have or want this plant for trade.

Plant Size (check one):
Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Pure White

Color of Leaf Margin:
Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is not viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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10 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive nwh On May 29, 2010, nwh from Chicago, IL wrote:

Very striking. A favorite. Grows quickly but it seems to need a bit of sun. It didn't do well for me at first because I put it in deep shade. Trying to find the right spot for it, I ended up putting it next to my red Double Knock Out roses (which are in semi-shade) and they make a stunning combination.

Positive sunflower61 On Jun 26, 2008, sunflower61 from Bristol, PA wrote:

I have lived in my house for 18 yrs. when i moved in my neighbor gave me a few plants to put in my new garden. since then it has mutiplied greatly.i use it as a front border in all my garden plots, and i just love this plant!

Positive Raisa On May 19, 2008, Raisa from Memphis, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is my first season having this hosta. I have two in fact. They are beautiful plants and I hope they do very well.. ..What's striking about is that it's not simply green and white ..but that it is mostly white..with green. Very, very eye-catching.

Positive KublaiKhan On Aug 8, 2005, KublaiKhan from Machesney Park, IL wrote:

Sport of 'Patriot'

Positive jamie68 On Jul 29, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

With so many Hosta coming out all the time, this is one every garden should make room for!! Eye-catching, good grower, has a special something that makes it a keeper!!

Positive jestelleoan On Dec 31, 2004, jestelleoan from Tyler, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I live in the Piny Woods of East Texas where it is hot and rainy in the summer. It does very will in my wooded yard. It is beautiful and bright in shaded aries.

Positive JefeQuicktech On Dec 30, 2004, JefeQuicktech from Moorhead, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This hosta virtually glows in the dark when the sun goes down. They look great complimented with a Bruno White Impatiens grouping.

Positive smiln32 On Oct 4, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

I love this hosta. The twisting leaves are an eye-catcher and the coloration give it a flair that some other hostas just don't have. Mine hasn't grown as quickly as other folks' have, but it may be the location where it's planted. I should have ammended the soil more.

Positive Joan On Aug 18, 2004, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

A beautiful hosta with it's twisting two-toned leaves. This one really stands out in a garden and it multiplies quickly.

Positive rikitikitavi On May 23, 2004, rikitikitavi from Fayetteville, WV wrote:

self-propagates abundantly each year. Need to divide after the second season

Neutral jody On Feb 12, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Hansen/Shady Oaks 1999.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gaylesville, Alabama
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Loxahatchee, Florida
Marietta, Georgia
Royston, Georgia
Caseyville, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois (2 reports)
Galva, Illinois
Itasca, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Nilwood, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Waukegan, Illinois
Woodridge, Illinois
Solsberry, Indiana
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Royal Oak, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
New Ulm, Minnesota
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Sewell, New Jersey
Cicero, New York
Port Chester, New York
Raleigh, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Laurens, South Carolina
Germantown, Tennessee
Rockwood, Tennessee
Tyler, Texas
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Newport, Washington
Seattle, Washington (2 reports)
Spokane, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Fayetteville, West Virginia
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Owen, Wisconsin
Watertown, Wisconsin

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