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First Frost

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📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bare Rooted Plant

☀️ Light Required: Shade / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 16-18"
🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Aug
🌱 Bulb Size: I (Top Size)
Planting Distance: 18-24"
Planting Depth: 1"
📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-8
🦌 Deer Resistant: No
First Frost

About First Frost

The Hosta First Frost is a stunning addition to any garden. Its unique blue-green leaves with creamy white edges make it stand out among other hostas. The plant grows to a mature size of up to 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide, making it the perfect size for any garden.

  • Unique blue-green leaves with creamy white edges
  • Grows to a mature size of 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide
  • Perfect for adding contrast to any garden
  • Likes to stand in shade with a little bit of morning sun
  • A great addition to any (shade) garden

How to care for First Frost?

  • Simply choose a location with partial to full shade and well-drained soil. 
  • Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball and place the hosta in the hole, making sure to cover the roots with soil. 
  • Water well and keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Make sure to fertilize it once a month during the growing season. 
  • Also, keep an eye out for slugs and snails and remove them promptly. 
  • In the fall, you can cut the leaves down to the ground to make way for new growth the following spring.

Frequently Asked Questions

First Frost Hostas are a popular choice for gardeners looking to add color and texture to shaded areas of their garden. To plant these perennials, choose a location with partial to full shade and well-draining soil. Space the plants about 24-36 inches apart to allow for adequate growth.

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball, place the plant in the hole, and backfill it with soil. Water thoroughly after planting and maintain consistent moisture throughout the growing season. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to encourage healthy growth. Mulch around the plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds. To maintain the appearance of your First Frost Hostas, remove any dead or yellowing leaves.

The optimal time to plant First Frost Hostas is in the spring or fall. Spring planting allows the plants to establish a strong root system before the hot summer months, while fall planting gives them a head start for the following growing season.

Ensure the plants are placed in a location with partial to full shade and well-draining soil to promote healthy growth.

First Frost Hostas are known for their striking, frosty-blue leaves with a contrasting creamy-yellow margin that gradually turns white as the season progresses. They have a medium size, growing to a height of 14-18 inches and a spread of about 30-36 inches.

First Frost Hostas produce lavender flowers on 24-inch tall scapes in mid to late summer, adding an extra layer of interest to your garden. Their attractive foliage and shade tolerance makes them an ideal choice for brightening up shaded areas.

First Frost Hostas are considered to be more slug-resistant than many other hosta varieties due to their thick, corrugated leaves. Slugs and snails are less likely to damage plants with textured foliage, making First Frost

Hostas are a desirable option for gardeners dealing with these pests. However, it is essential to maintain a clean garden environment and employ other slug-control methods, such as beer traps or diatomaceous earth, to further protect your hostas.

Growing First Frost Hostas in containers is a viable option, especially for gardeners with limited space or those who want to add interest to a shady patio or balcony. Choose a container with drainage holes and fill it with a high-quality, well-draining potting mix.

Plant the hosta at the same depth as it was in its original container, and water it thoroughly after planting. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged, as hostas prefer evenly moist conditions. Fertilize container-grown hostas with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer according to the package instructions. Place the container in a location with partial to full shade for optimal growth.

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