First Frost Hosta
At 3 Feet Wide, Makes a Great Groundcover
The Hosta First Frost, Hosta 'First Frost', is a handsome sport of ‘Halcyon’ and begins in spring with deep blue leaves with a gold colored edging. This edging is irregular and just about half an inch wide. Then 'First Frost' evolves to a pure white in summer.
The light lavender flowers appear on 28 inch scapes in midsummer. ‘First Frost’ is resistant to pests and puts on a colorful display in your garden all season long. It maintains its outstanding blue color and beautiful edging until the “first frost” in the fall; named a Designer Hosta™ and 2010 Hosta of the Year!
Since the foliage spreads 3 feet wide, ‘First Frost’ is a fine size for groundcover, edging, or specimen use.
This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions. 'First Frost' grows best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots.
High-filtered or dappled sunlight is necessary for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to hostas!
'First Frost' is most at home in shady, woodland settings and often works well in containers. This handsome hosta will add fall color to a garden since its leaves retain their color until the first frost!
* Leaves Change from Blue to White
* Small and Wide Plant
* Light Lavender Flowers
|Botanical Name||Hosta 'First Frost'|
|Foliage||Blue Green, Creamy Yellow Margin|
|Mature Height||12 - 15 inches|
|Mature Spread||36 inches|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|