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Hosta 'First Frost'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: First Frost
Hybridized by P. Scolnik; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Intensely Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Yellow
Creamy White
Pure White

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
1/8" - 1/4"
1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive JenDion On May 21, 2014, JenDion from Litchfield, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

The photos here don't really do this plant justice. It's got great blue color with a nice yellow margin. Seems to be moderate-slow growing, but it's really quite eye-catching, so totally worth it in my opinion.

Neutral LD2 On Aug 18, 2010, LD2 from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

I just bought this hosta so don't know much about it yet. I do know that it was 2010 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Assn.

Neutral jody On Jun 30, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Margin starts yellow then turns white. Flower scapes 22"-28". Sport of H. Halcyon, P. Scolnik/R. Solberg 2002.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Elberfeld, Indiana
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Litchfield, New Hampshire
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Lake Delton, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin



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