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 Hansen-Shady Oaks Nursery
Registered or introduced: 1999
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Gaylesville, Alabama

Mc Calla, 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

Ranier, 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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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 26, 2017, WolfSpirit from Mingo Junction, OH wrote:

From one old clump of this I was able to get nearly a dozen separate hostas. They took a year or two to get established, one I thought died but it came back this year, so it is best to be patient. I have some in the shade and some in the sun, shade is doing best, looks awesome with ferns, rocks and boxwood.


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.


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!


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.


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

Sport of 'Patriot'


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!!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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

Hansen/Shady Oaks 1999.