Daily Hosta - 'First Frost' - Add your pics

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Daily Hosta - 'First Frost' - Add your pics

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 31, 2011 8:13 pm

This is a hosta for Tuesday, Nov. 1. Just have more time now than tomorrow morning.

Name: H. 'First Frost'

Description: the reverse pattern of Hosta 'June'. Attractive blue leaves with a 1/2" border of creamy yellow that ages to white by season's end.
Size: Medium - 33"w x 16"h
Origin: Sport of H. 'Halcyon'
Flowers: 2' tall scapes of light lavender tubular flowers in mid-summer.
Added to garden: Spring 2007

Did not really grow until 2010 - its 4th year in my garden. Looked even better in 2011 though it retained some creaminess in the margins all summer. Was Hosta of the Year in 2010.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... st%20Frost

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/First+Frost

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/f/firstfrost.html

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Postby wendys_garden » Oct 31, 2011 10:11 pm

One of my all-time favorites!

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Postby Pieter » Nov 01, 2011 12:02 am

'First Frost' was new to me last year, part of a secret trade, and a most welcome one I might add.

The picture below was shot a week ago, 24th October 2011, and I'm most impressed at how it's hanging in there.

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Postby gesila9 » Nov 01, 2011 1:09 am

Second year in our garden, went from 2 to 5 eyes. Here's a picture of it just after the leaves unfurled.
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Postby redcrx » Nov 01, 2011 4:51 am

Here is my oldest one. It's one of my favorites.
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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 05, 2012 6:44 pm

Updates for 2012
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Postby redcrx » Sep 06, 2012 8:45 am

I have a progression of shots for this one:

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Postby boops » Sep 07, 2012 9:34 am

New in the ground this past June-

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Postby redcrx » Sep 07, 2012 10:42 am

Here is another one that I got in 2010.
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Postby Eleven » Oct 31, 2012 9:19 am

'First Frost', new this spring 2012:
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Postby irawon » Nov 27, 2012 3:11 pm

Here's a picture of my First Frost in my problem growing area because of shallow root competition. Thought I'd post some of its look alikes as the pictures were all taken on June 10, 2012. Unfortunately, I don't think any of them will ever reach mature size.

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'El Nino'
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'Sleeping Beauty'
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Postby ViolaAnn » Aug 26, 2014 5:55 pm

Mine is now pretty mature. Here it is mid-July 2014.

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Postby rufie98 » Aug 26, 2014 11:01 pm

This hosta is definitely one of my favorites! It is dependable, long lasting and very pretty. I grow it in a pot. Image
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Postby ViolaAnn » Sep 18, 2015 10:56 am

2015 - Aug. 13. Not a lot of change from last year.

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Postby DelawareDonna » Sep 19, 2015 2:48 pm

Early in season

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Postby ViolaAnn » Apr 01, 2017 4:46 pm

2016 update photos May 17 and Aug. 5

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Postby redcrx » Jun 26, 2017 3:31 pm

One of my First Frost is being engulfed by a bush honeysuckle. The bush has been there for years but didn't grow much. I didn't know what it was until this year when it flowered. The First Frost is new to that spot - now I have to trim the bush.
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