Hosta ‘Island Breeze’

('Island Breeze', Hosta)


$19.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

First came ‘Fire Island’ which was followed by its variegated progeny ‘Paradise Island’.  Now there is ‘Island Breeze’ which is the third member of this “tropical” family and a sport of ‘Paradise Island’. The improvements in this cultivar include more impressive variegation due to its wider margins, thicker leaf substance, and a strong growth rate. Wide, dark green margins stand in sharp contrast to the bright yellow centers in early spring.  As summer approaches, the centers become more chartreuse when plants are grown in heavier shade or lighter yellow if they are grown in more sun. Like ‘Paradise Island’, this one also has showy red speckled petioles that bleed up into the leaves. Dark lavender flowers appear on reddish green scapes in midsummer.

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Description

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Does best in rich, moist, organic soils in light, sun-dappled shade. Divide plants as needed in spring or autumn (perhaps easiest in early spring before the leaves unfurl).

Additional information

Common Name

'Island Breeze', Hosta

Botanical Name

Hosta 'Island Breeze'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

1 ft.

Width

1.5 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

July

Flower Color

dark lavender

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

yellow centers with dark green margins

Deer Resistant

No

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