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Hosta hybrid First Frost is a beautiful and popular perennial plant that is highly valued by gardeners for its striking and unique foliage. This plant is a hybrid of Hosta 'Halcyon' and Hosta 'Dorset Blue', resulting in a cultivar with blue-green leaves that have a prominent gold margin.
The leaves of Hosta hybrid First Frost are medium-sized, heart-shaped, and have a thick substance with a slightly wavy edge. The foliage emerges blue-green in spring and gradually develops a broad, creamy-yellow margin as the season progresses. The leaves have a slightly shiny surface that reflects light, giving the plant a lustrous appearance.
In mid-summer, Hosta hybrid First Frost produces tall scapes that rise above the foliage and bear clusters of pale lavender flowers. The flowers are a lovely accent to the foliage but are not the main attraction of this plant.
Hosta hybrid First Frost is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow and care for. It prefers partial shade but can tolerate full sun if the soil is consistently moist. It also thrives in moist, well-drained soil, but can tolerate some dryness once established. This plant is also tolerant of a wide range of soil types and pH levels.
Overall, Hosta hybrid First Frost is an excellent choice for any garden, providing a stunning display of blue-green foliage with a prominent gold margin that is sure to stand out. Its medium size and ease of cultivation make it a great choice for both novice and experienced gardeners alike.
Bloom Time July-August