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First Frost Hosta Plant

  • - Plantian Lily
  • - Height: 14-16 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Shade-Part Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July
  • - Every order comes complete with a large, Grade #1 bulb, premium fertilizer for rapid growth, and comprehensive planting instructions to ensure your success.
Plant Features

The award-winning Hosta 'First Frost' showcases heart-shaped, bluish-green leaves with striking margins that transition from gold in spring to creamy-white by summer, retaining their brilliance until the season's inaugural frost. In midsummer, its beauty is complemented by delicate lavender flowers on 28-inch scapes, a magnet for hummingbirds and bees. Esteemed as the 2010 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association, this Halcyon offshoot stands as a testament to nature's artistry. First Frost is shipped as a bare root, a method we favor for its ability to establish quickly, double in size compared to its potted counterparts within the first season, and omit the necessity for plastic pots—providing an eco-friendly advantage.

Common Names: funkia, funkias, giboshi, plantain lily

Hosta Companion Plants: Astilbe, Dicentra, Ferns, Geranium, Grasses, Helleborus, Hemerocallis, Iris

Hosta Plant Care Instructions: During the early part of the season, the soil should be kept constantly moist. As the summer heat sets in, allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. In late fall, once frost has turned the foliage brown, cut it back to the ground. To ensure vigor and prevent overcrowding, divide the roots every 3-5 years. Late fall or early spring are the best times for this task.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 0-6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Medium
Mature Spread 24-28 inches
Habit Mounded
Flower Color Lavender
Foliage Color Multicolored
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Cottage Garden, Fall Garden, Japanese Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Filler, Focal Point, Ground Cover, Texture
Pet Friendly No

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Very healthy plants

I bought these and a handful of other hostas to start a hosta garden in my shaded backyard. First, GrowJoy was so wonderful about scheduling. I wanted to ensure I was in town when they arrived so I asked to have shipment date changed and GrowJoy did exactly what I needed. Unfortunately my whole family got sick the week the plants arrived so I could not plant them right away. And then another onslaught of delays continued (august was not a great month). So it ended up being 1 whole month before I was able to plant the hostas! I am pleased to say that even with that delay they all remained healthy and now (finally) are growing beautifully in my garden. I have never received a bad plant from GrowJoy and even though they have had difficulty/bad luck with contractors and business expansion plans this past year, they have continued to provide the same quality plants and wonderful customer support throughout it all

From Sarah | September 12, 2021


This little plant arrived healthy and vigorous and has already put out a new shoot one day after planting. This company sends the best plants.

From Christina | July 07, 2019


The hostas arrived in perfect condition!

From anonymous | June 13, 2019