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Reverse sport of Patriot. Pure white leaf with a margin of light and dark green. Looks as if it should be weak, but can grow well given the right site. Needs some light to maintain vigour, but not so much as to burn the white centre. Will make a plant to about 40cm wide, better in a pot in my experience. Slightly challenging, but well worth a try. I am building stock from divisions, which gives a better chance than tissue culture plants.
Hosta ‘Fire and Ice’. Striking Hosta with white leaves with light and dark green margins. Needs enough light to grow well, but not so much to burn the white centres.
All Hostas need some shade and few will thrive in open strong sunlight. A general rule is that the lighter foliage, the brighter the sunlight that will be tolerated. Variegated varieties tend to require more sun to keep their white, light green or gold stripes. The darker, bluer varieties need more shade.
Once established, Hostas are pretty tough and will spread horizontally to make excellent ground cover.
Grown for their decorative foliage. Form large clumps that are excellent for ground cover. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.
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