Hosta 'First Frost'

First Frost Hosta

Herbaceous Perennial

Medium-sized hosta prized for its attractive variegated foliage—blue on the interior with a creamy yellow margin that ages to white. Robust and easy to grow. Thick leaves make it more resistant to slug damage. Though like all hosta, slugs and snails remain an issue so treating with an organic, low-impact treatment like Sluggo is recommended.  

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 14 - 24 tall x 18 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Bold
Foliage Quality: Bold

Features: Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Variegated

Flower Color: Lavender / Lilac, Pink
Bloom Season: Summer
Flower Shape: Spike /Spire

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Groundcover, Massed, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Slug / Snail Resistant
Wildlife: Hummingbirds, Slug / Snail Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Until Killing Frost, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border, mid-plane filler

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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