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Hosta 'Fire Island'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fire Island
Hybridized by W. Brinka; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Non-patented

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

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Fast

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Intensely

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Dull

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid/Late

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral jody On Feb 13, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Scapes 18"-20". Leaf: 6.5" long x 4.5" wide.

Regional...

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

Marietta, Georgia
Hammond, Illinois
Logansport, Indiana
Nottingham, Maryland
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
East Tawas, Michigan
Ludington, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
New Ulm, Minnesota
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Fremont, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania



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