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First Frost Hosta

Hosta x 'First Frost'

SKU
04298
A selection prized for its robust foliage which remains attractive straight through to the first frost! Rich blue-green leaves have a creamy yellow border that gradually fades to white. Excellent adaptability to varied climates and conditions. Thick leaves resist slug damage. Selected as 2010 Hosta of the Year. An herbaceous perennial.
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Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.

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Botanical PronunciationHOSS-tuh
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 16 in. tall, 36 in. wide; blooms reach 20 in. tall.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)

Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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