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.