Hosta 'First Frost' in the Hostas Database

Data specific to Hostas (Edit)
Name of Hybridizer: Patricia Scolnik of Chapel Hill, NC. and R. Solberg.
Year of Registration: 2002

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 43 inches
Plant Spread: 36 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Broadly Ovate, Flat, Intensely Blue-green with a Yellow, Creamy White or Pure White margin.
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Pale lavender, Tubular shape. 28 inch scapes.
Flower Time: Summer
Foliage Mound Height: 16 inches tall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seed is viable.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Medium growth rate.
Awards and Recognitions: A.H.G.A. Hosta of the Year
Other: AHS Benedict Garden Performance Award Honorable Mention 2009, AHS-BGP Award of Merit 2010, RHS Award of Garden Merit 2012, AHS-BGP Medal 2013
Parentage: Sport of: Halcyon
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Date: 2013-05-17Still unfurling on 5-17-13
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Date: 2015-06-20
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Location: Northwest N.J.Date: 2018-08-21
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Location: Ottawa, ONDate: 2018-08-11
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Date: 2006-06-04Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2014-05-22This is a photo of a plant grown in dappled to heavy shade
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2014-06-21
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2017-06-07
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Date: 2006-06-04Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Ottawa, ONDate: 2012-06-20H. First Frost' leaf
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Location: Chaska, MNDate: 2013-07-29
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Location: Minneapolis, MN areaDate: 2013-08-03
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Date: 2014-04-04
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Date: 2014-04-04
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Date: 2014-05-06
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Date: 2014-05-08
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Date: 2014-06-10
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Date: 2014-06-23
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2015-06-23This plant was smaller this year than last year
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Posted by NHJenDion (Southern NH - Zone 5b) on Sep 24, 2015 10:37 AM

Stellar plant. The cream margin against the blue leaf really pops! Mine is at the edge of a foundation bed on the east side of my house. It only gets a couple of hours of late am/early pm sun, but the color of it is so intense that it's the first plant you notice when you look at that bed.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is this photo in the correct spot? by ViolaAnn Jun 25, 2012 6:31 PM 3
First Frost by Seedfork May 29, 2014 11:00 AM 0
Did you order anything new this year? by NJBob Jul 5, 2019 7:40 PM 28
Hosta Pics by crawgarden Aug 30, 2019 7:29 PM 34
2019 pics by Rose1656 Aug 6, 2019 6:07 AM 32
HVX confirmation? by JLWilliams Aug 4, 2018 12:27 PM 5
Summer pics 2018 by Rose1656 Aug 22, 2018 8:23 PM 69
What's showing up for Spring? by crawgarden Jul 11, 2018 3:14 PM 45
Anyone interested in purchasing some old standby hosta? by bluegrassmom Apr 11, 2018 6:05 PM 7
Seedlings in Ottawa by ViolaAnn Jun 27, 2017 8:14 AM 6
Hostas from Ottawa - June 16, 2017 by ViolaAnn Jul 12, 2017 8:40 AM 33
Small hosta guidance please by Wes Jun 5, 2017 9:09 PM 6
2017 hosta pics by Rose1656 Jul 19, 2018 8:37 AM 88
What might this be?? by MImoose13 May 4, 2017 11:17 AM 4
Best mini hosta to grow? by bluegrassmom May 9, 2017 3:26 PM 16
Some early spring pics by Rose1656 May 12, 2017 7:43 PM 25
Hosta Newbie beginning my journey. by SpringGreenThumb Feb 9, 2018 11:21 PM 539
The Hosta Farm Needs Our Help by RickM Jun 21, 2016 5:26 AM 2
A seedling to watch by ViolaAnn May 31, 2016 11:34 AM 7
Best hosta ever by Cayuga Jun 14, 2016 9:46 AM 11
A few from Ottawa - 2016 pictures now by ViolaAnn Jun 17, 2016 12:54 PM 6
Index to all the "Daily Hostas" by ViolaAnn May 3, 2017 1:25 PM 7

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