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Hosta 'First Frost' - 2010 Hosta of the Year


By Josh Spece
Last revised February 10, 2010
2010 Hosta of the Year - Hosta 'First Frost'
Hosta 'First Frost'

Frost is the last thing any gardener wants to hear about. Try to look past the name, though, because Hosta 'First Frost' is a real winner!

Being a sport of 'Halcyon', 'First Frost' has some stellar relatives including one of my all time favorites 'June'. 'First Frost' greets us in the spring with a rich, buttery-yellow edge and a strong blue center. Like its parent, the blue coloring is among the best of any hosta and it holds the color most of the season. By early June, the gold margin fades to creamy white. In either combination, the margin and center colors always offer a striking contrast. The good leaf substance keeps 'First Frost' looking fresh until the first frost of autumn. This hosta grows steadily into a 30" wide mound that has lavender flowers in July.

Hosta 'First Frost' is one kind of frost I welcome in my garden!

If you don't have this hosta in your garden, you can buy Hosta 'First Frost' from In The Country Garden and Gifts.

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