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Hosta ‘Autumn Frost’
2019 PROVEN WINNERS®
National Hosta of the Year!
Common Name: Hosta, autumn frost hosta, plantain lily
A variety from Proven Winners®, ‘Autumn Frost’ is a sport of the 2010 AHGA Hosta of the Year, ‘First Frost’, which in turn is a sport of the champion of blue hostas, ‘Halcyon’. It is a showier version of ‘First Frost’, displaying extra wide margins.
The leaves emerge frosty blue with a bright yellow margin that lightens to creamy white during the summer. It forms a medium sized mound topped with light lavender flowers in mid to late summer.
Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
This premium hosta variety is part of a group of the finest hostas available today. To be considered a premium hosta, plants must perform superbly in many zones. They must also exhibit exemplary garden presence and performance, have a long season of appeal in the landscape, have leaves of good substance, and demonstrate greater resistance to common garden pests.
A Walter’s Garden Introduction!
Photo(s) courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
Size: 4.5” potted plant
Flower/Foliage Description: Light lavender flowers top the spectacular foliage by mid to late summer. The strikingly variegated leaves emerge powder blue with an extra wide, vivid yellow margin. Over the summer, the margin morphs to a creamy white.
Light Requirement: Partial Shade to Full Shade.
Soil Type: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots.
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Foliage, Cut Foliage, Cut Flower, Slug Resistant, Award Winner
2019 National Hosta of the Year (Proven Winners®)
2018 Benedict Garden Performance Award of Merit (American Hosta Society)
2017 Benedict Garden Performance Award Honorable Mention (American Hosta Society)
Care: Easy Care, Cut off stems after bloom to encourage new growth
Brand Hong Quat Packging
Calo 36 Calo
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