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Hosta ‘Fire and Ice’

 

Plantain Lily

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyAsparagaceaeAgaves, asparagus, hyacinths, and others
GenusHostaNamed for 19th century Austrian physician and botanist Nicolaus Thomas Host
Cultivar‘Fire and Ice’

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Hosta ‘Fire and Ice’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Hosta ‘Fire (Plantain Lily)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 35 × 23" (88 × 59 cm)