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.