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First Frost Hosta

Hosta x 'First Frost'

Pronunciation: HOSS-tuh
SKU #04298
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Foliage reaches 16 in. tall, 36 in. wide; blooms reach 20 in. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Purplish-pink
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
CARE
Care 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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.