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Hosta 'Lemon Frost'

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Lemon Frost Hosta (Hosta 'Lemon Frost') at Blumen Gardens

Lemon Frost Hosta foliage

Lemon Frost Hosta foliage

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Lemon Frost Hosta (Hosta 'Lemon Frost') at Blumen Gardens

Lemon Frost Hosta in bloom

Lemon Frost Hosta in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia


A vigorous and low maintenance selection great for shaded beds, borders and containers; foliage emerges bright yellow with white margins progressing to chartreuse with white margins; purple flowers on tall scapes contrast nicely against leaves

Ornamental Features

Lemon Frost Hosta features dainty spikes of purple tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive small textured narrow leaves emerge yellow in spring, turning chartreuse in color with showy white variegation throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Lemon Frost Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Lemon Frost Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Lemon Frost Hosta will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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