Data specific to Hostas (Edit)
Name of Hybridizer: Walters Gardens/Hans Hansen
Year of Registration: 2009

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: 10 to 12 inches (25-30cm)
Plant Spread: 20 to 24 inches (50-60cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Herbaceous,Broadly Ovate and Flat. Average substance with Medium Blue-green leaves and Pale Yellow margin. Medium growth rate.
Flowers: Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Pale Lavender Tubular shaped flowers.
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 60-70
Days to germinate: In temperatures of 60° to 70°F (20°C), the germination time for hosta seed will be about two weeks. Cooler rooms will greatly increase the germination period.
Start indoors
Will not come true from seed
Other info: Hosta seedlings do not need a night time rest period, so if the lights are on 24/7, you will gain 3 ‑ 9 months of additional growth by the time they are set outside.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP23224
Parentage: Sport of: First Frost

Trade name information:
Series: Shadowland®
Cultivar name: 'Autumn Frost'
Common names
  • Hosta

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  • Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on Mar 13, 2019 11:11 AM concerning plant:
    I first saw this as a young plant at Black Creek Nursery. At the 2019 Philly Flower Show, it was the only hosta in the Proven Winners exhibit, striking coloration. Confusingly, it had "Hosta of the Year" on the corner of its label. In fact, it's a sport of the Hosta Growers Association 2010 "Hosta of the Year," 'First Frost'. Maybe since sports are vegetatively propagated from their parent plants, awards like this are considered to be transferred? Seemed to be a stretch, although this does look like a stunning plant with great substance to its leaves, worthy of the "Proven Winners" label at least.
  • Posted by Tepelus (Nashville, Michigan - Zone 6a) on May 19, 2013 8:28 PM concerning plant:
    Wider, deeper gold edges than First Frost.
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