Hostas forum→Daily Hosta #1 - 'First Frost'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Mar 6, 2016 8:21 AM CST
I've been posting these on my Facebook page for almost two months. It occurs to me maybe I should do that here too. Since I'm way behind, I'll post 4 or 5 daily until I catch up. Please feel free to post YOUR pictures of the designated hosta.

This is a fairly mature 'First Frost'. Picture taken June 21 in a zone 5a. The margins emerge bright yellow and gradually turn creamy white.
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Ann

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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Mar 6, 2016 3:49 PM CST
Ann, your First Frost is lovely. I have it as well as Autumn Frost but they need a few years to develop yet. Both are planted in an south east facing bed that get quite a bit of sun especially in the spring before the ash trees leaf out; their colour looked a little faded last year so hope they will adjust. June is in that bed as well and has more of the yellow colouring in that position. I do love the more bluer coloration of June in the shade so plan to get another or a division for a more shady spot.
Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
Mar 6, 2016 4:03 PM CST
First Frost is one of my favourites, because it's thick enough to discourage slugs and because it really does continue until the first frosts. Nice photo of a healthy clump! Thumbs up
Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Sep 24, 2016 3:06 AM CST



Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Sep 24, 2016 5:21 PM CST
One of my first frost plants has put up a sport that has leaves that are half white and the other half variagated. Is this halvsy thing normal?


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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Sep 25, 2016 8:14 AM CST
Many of the plants which look abnormal will stabilize later. Many streaked seedlings end up with edges rather than streaking once they are established. It might be a very interesting sport. See if it looks the same next year.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Mar 8, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Adding a couple of pictures from 2016 - the first from mid-May and the second from Aug. 5.
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Ann

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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Mar 10, 2017 1:14 AM CST
Aww Ann I love the August colors.

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