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.