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Recently potted plugs - leaves grow larger on established plants.

Recently potted plugs - leaves grow larger on established plants.

Hosta 'Permafrost'

Hosta (Medium)

Plant Type:

HOSTA

Hosta 'Permafrost' – 25% off This sport of 'First Frost', which is itself an exceptionally beautiful hosta, ups the ante. Each 7-inch long by 5-inch wide blue to blue-green leaf is is heavily edged in yellow, a much broader margin than that of 'First Frost'. Leaves slowly become greener with the golden yellow fading to creamy white. 'Permafrost' is a medium grower with pale lavender flowers opening on 24 to 30-inch scapes beginning in late July or early August. Developed at Q&Z Nursery.


More About Hosta 'Permafrost'

  • Size Classification: Medium

Height:

14 in

Spread:

36 in

Colors:

Pale Lavender
Item Description Price  
HOSPERM Hosta 'Permafrost' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) Sale Price $12.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Permafrost'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Hummingbirds

Light

  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade

Attributes

  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Cutting Garden
  • Labyrinth

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Draining
  • Organic
  • Woodland

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Hosta


Hosta. Hosta is a staple for shade gardeners. Hostas prefer open to dappled shade conditions. Early morning or late day sun is generally acceptable. The exception to the rule (and it seems in the plant world there is always at least one exception to the rule!) is Hosta plantaginea which requires more sun for flowering to occur. Hostas can fill a midsummer’s day dream with spikes of lavender, purple and white blossoms, some fragrant. There are growers and collectors who dislike hosta flowers though I find this a curious affectation; I am personally grateful for perennials of easy disposition that so readily bloom, carefree, adorning and lighting the woodland garden during a period that might otherwise be a flowerless void. Flower your garden! Dig in. Have fun. Hostas prefer fertile draining soil with many demonstrating moderate drought tolerance once established. Many of the following are offered as pot-grown divisions of our stock plants. Others are from tissue culture. For Hosta there are several different size charts available that can be found on line with some digging. Of course, some plants straddle these arbitrary determinations. We are using the following classification...

Mature Heights:

Miniature: less than 6 inches

Small: 6 - 12 inches

Medium: 12 - 18 inches

Large: 18 - 24 inches

Very Large: 24+ inches