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Autumn Frost Hosta
A More Beautiful 'First Frost'!

Autumn Frost Hosta

1-Quart
Item # 49332
$19.95
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Bred by master Hosta plantsman H. Hansen!

Just a foot high and 2 feet wide, this tetraploid is vigorous and showy.
Plant Patent Applied For.

With a classic pedigree and unbeatable curb appeal, this beautifully variegated Hosta is a treasure in any setting. 'Autumn Frost' begins spring with wide buttery yellow margins that fade to pure white during the summer months. A vigorous tetraploid, it is just the perfect accent for the shade border, woodland garden, or your finest container.

'Autumn Frost' is a sport of 'First Frost,' the 2010 Hosta of the Year. 'First Frost,' in turn, is descended from the classic 'Halcyon,' the blue-leaved Hosta by which all others are judged. Such lineage presages great things, and 'Autumn Frost' does not disappoint, with thick, substantial pointed leaves of frosty blue with wide, irregular variegation along the edges. Magnificent!

'Autumn Frost' reaches about 12 inches high, and is topped in mid to late summer by lavender blooms on 12- to 16-inch scapes. Although not particularly showy in themselves, the flowers do bring in the hummingbirds reliably! This foliage plant reaches fully 24 inches wide at maturity, and like all Hostas, improves each year in leaf texture and density.

Bred by Hans Hansen, 'Autumn Frost' is a tetraploid. This means that it has twice the chromosomes of traditional diploid Hosta varieties, giving it greater vigor, stronger color, better layering, and more tolerance of adversity. You will find it superbly tolerant of heat, humidity, drought, wind, and cold. It is very long-lived, and easy to divide if needed.

Give 'Autumn Frost' a special place in your garden. Best in half to full shade, it is a rare combination of steely blue and warm golden-yellow that really glows in low light. Combine it with yellow-, blue-, and purple-leaved plants for a terrific color show, or plant it in groups of 3 to 7 for a breathtaking display of lush, verdant foliage. Zones 3-9.

Genus Hosta
Variety 'Autumn Frost'
PPAF PPAF
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Season Mid Summer - Late Summer
Plant Height 12 in
Plant Width 24 in
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
Really is Vigorous
Natural El from PA wrote (July 11, 2013):
This hosta is beautiful and has really added color to my shade garden. After a year of growth, it could be divided already if I wanted to so. Beautiful plant that you will love.