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Mark A. Miller
HOSTA 'Fantasy Island'
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Hostas are mound-forming herbaceous perennials grown mostly for their attractive foliage. The rather vigorous, short and more sun-tolerant ‘Fantasy Island’ is perfect for the front of a border or in a container. This cultivar originated in 2002 with gardener R. Solberg, as a sport mutation off of the hybrid hosta 'Island Charm'. Forming a dense, leafy clump, 'Fantasy Island' has pointed, three-color leaves of yellow, light chartreuse and medium green. Lavender, tubular flowers appear on tall leafless stems held above the foliage in early to midsummer.
Overall, this hosta grows best in full to partial shade, but handles partial sun as long as the soil isn't too dry. 'Fantasy Island' also tolerates a wide range of well-drained soil types. Hostas have average water needs, but prefer consistent moisture. In hot and dry conditions most develop dry leaf edges and tips. Pests are also a problem. Slugs and snails favor the leaves and riddle them with holes, and deer will feast on them if given the chance. Fantasy Island hosta is best used in shaded perennial gardens or can be massed as an herbaceous groundcover.
8 - 2
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
6"-9" / 15.2cm - 22.9cm
15"-20" / 38.1cm - 50.8cm
Early Summer, Summer
Hybrid Origin, Asia
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Yellow, Green, Light Green, Chartreuse, Yellow Green
Green, Chartreuse, Light Yellow
Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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