Hosta Seed, Autumn Frost-full sun-part shade, perennial Flowers !
Hosta Seeds-Perennial !
Grow your own Hostas from seed and discover how exciting and rewarding these gorgeous foliage plants can be! Perfect for shady borders and beds, the varieties in this mix represent some of the newest and best in Hosta breeding today, and we know you'll love the results!
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.
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.
Growing Hosta seeds is a simple procedure. Hosta seeds sprout nicely indoors, under normal house conditions, with temperatures running 60 - 70F. Use a "peaty" starter mix and just lightly cover the seed with peat moss. Keep the seed moist but not saturated until germination. Sow seeds 8 - 10 weeks before frost season ends. Hosta care includes keeping the plant moist throughout the hot months of the summer. As a rule, they need 1 inch of water every week.
USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 10 -18 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Partial shade to full shade
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Average Germ Time: 28 - 35 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Cover seed lightly with peat moss
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 30 inches