First Frost Hosta
First Frost Hosta
First Frost Hosta
First Frost Hosta
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First Frost Hosta

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Each order includes one large Grade #1 hosta bulb and the fertilizer to get it growing quickly, along with detailed planting instructions.
Part Sun to Part Shade (2-5 hours)Moist24-inches tall x 36-inches wide
Plant Features

First Frost Hosta produces attractive mounds of heart-shaped, bluish-green leaves with stunning margins that brighten as the season progresses. Lavender flowers bloom midsummer. This sport of Halcyon was chosen as the 2010 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association. Prized for its gorgeous leaf margins that emerge gold in spring and fade to creamy-white in summer. Hummingbirds and bees are attracted to it flowers. First Frost ships as a bare root. We like growing from bare roots because they establish quickly, become twice the size of a potted plant in the first season, and eliminate the need for plastic pots (a win for the environment).

Common Names: funkia, funkias, giboshi, plantain lily

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

First Frost Hosta Plant Care Instructions: Soil should be kept moist during the early part of the season. Once the summer heat sets in, the soil can dry slightly between waterings. In late fall, after frost has turned the foliage brown, it should be cut back to the ground. Roots should be divided every 3-5 years. Early fall or early spring is an excellent time to divide. Spring is also the best time to apply one application of liquid fertilizer.

Plant Characteristics
Bloom Time: June
Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds
Flower Color: Lavender
Mature Plant Size: 24-inches tall x 36-inches wide
Habit: Mounded
Foliage Color: Green/Yellow
Plant Needs
Light Level: Part Sun to Part Shade (2-5 hours)
Overwinter Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Soil Moisture: Moist, Well-drained
Fertilizer: When transplanted and then once every Spring
Tolerates: Clay soil
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"Very healthy plants"

on 9/12/2021 1:35:38 PM

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Comment: 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... More details


on 7/7/2019 3:23:16 PM

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Comment: 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.


on 6/13/2019 9:19:35 AM

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Comment: The hostas arrived in perfect condition!