Autumn Frost Hosta and First Frost

First Frost
First Frost
Autumn Frost
Autumn Frost

This week, I’m selecting First Frost and Autumn Frost Hosta.  These plants almost glow in the dark during the spring.  I have both and there’s absolutely no mistaking who they are.

They each have yellow margins – Autumn Frost’s margins are slightly wider, and both will fade over time to a whiter color later in the summer.  The foliage holds up for the entire season – all the way up to the first frost!

First Frost is more green, and Autumn Frost is a  little more blue.  Autumn Frost is a sport of First Frost.  In 2010, the American Hosta Society named First Frost the Hosta of the Year.  A well deserved honor!  Not to be left out – Autumn Frost has been named a “Proven Winner” plant.

Both of these hosta are medium sized plants and if you don’t have a spot to plant them – don’t forget the opportunity hosta give us as a part of a container garden.  Small and medium hosta make great “filler” plants in containers.     In your garden – you can easily make these a specimen plant, surrounding it with other shade perennials.

2 thoughts on “Autumn Frost Hosta and First Frost”

  1. We have some spots with what I think is poor (clay) soil, would these do ok there? Or what would do well there? Thanks

  2. While hosta plants (as well as almost any plant) would love good soil – hosta can be planted in clay soil. I have many customers who have reported that they have planted in clay and their hosta plants thrive! You may want to amend the soil slightly when planting – but don’t hesitate to plant a hosta!

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