Hosta First Blush

Hosta First Blush

Hosta First Blush has earned the distinction of being the first red-leafed Hosta. Hosta First Blush has red petioles that extend into the leaf blade along with a thin red margin around the leaf. However, the most exciting thing about First Blush Hosta is that in spring the leaf between the veins will start to blush red from the top of the leaf down toward the base. The leaves remain red until temperatures surpass 92 degrees.

Hostas are excellent perennials for shade that require minimal care. They are lovely massed in woodland settings or used as specimens. With their weed smothering foliage, they make idea ground covers. Although they are tough plants that can withstand periods of drought, for best results keep well watered during dry spells.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Hosta First Blush

Common Name

Hosta

Bloom Color

Lavender

Bloom Time

Early Summer

Foliage Color

Green, Red

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

12-24″

Width

12-24″

Uses

Beds, Containers, Ground Cover, Hummingbirds, Mass Plantings, Woodland Gardens

Soil

Average, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

3-9

Plant Type

Perennial