Hosta 'First Frost'

P. Scolnik/B. Solberg 02

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Item #: 7213

Zones: 3a to 8b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 16" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L)

Regular price $23.20
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Hosta 'First Frost' is wonderful hosta, and one of the best sports to be discovered from Hosta 'Halcyon'...the reverse pattern of Hosta 'June'. This Patricia Scolnik discovery adds a nice creamy-yellow margin to the attractive blue leaves of the parent. The result is a 3' wide clump of blue leaves with a 0.5" border of creamy yellow that ages to white by season's end. The clumps are topped with 2' tall scapes of light lavender flowers in midsummer...a hummingbird fiesta. We think Hosta 'First Frost' will become a long-term favorite of hosta growers worldwide.


Other than clearing away the dead foliage in fall, Hosta 'First Frost' should be a maintenance free perennial. Voles and deer are two pests that will need to be addressed if they are a problem in your area.

If you experience hail on your hosta, they can be immediately cut to the ground, and they will re-flush with new leaves. If the hail occurs late in the summer, you may be better off to just leave the foliage intact instead of force new growth when the plant is preparing to go dormant.

Old flower stalks are best removed for appearance sake, although these have no impact on the growth of health of the plant.

Growing Conditions:

Like all hostas, 'First Frost' thrives in light, open shade. It will not thrive in deep or very dry shade.

Natural Impacts:

Bees are the main pollinators for all hostas, and they are great for attracting these pollinators to your garden.