This cultivar was
Susan Lichacz and registered by
Inc. of Michigan in 2009 and granted a U.S. patent in 2011. It is a
tissue culture sport of
H. 'First Frost' which grows to a height of about 20 inches with
a width of 28 inches. The leaves have a glaucous bloom on both
the top and bottom. They are flat, broadly ovate with a cordate
base. The flowers are tubular and bloom from mid-July into
application lists the following as similar
cultivars: "Hosta 'Autumn
Frost' has a wide margin that begins the season yellow and
develops into a creamy-yellow to cream.
Hosta 'El Nino' has a creamy to white-colored margin and is
narrower than 'Autumn
Frost'. 'Blue Ivory' and 'Great
Escape' have wide margins but
the color of the margin starts off white to
greenish-white then develops into a cream to white and
occasionally in high temperatures becomes misted with
green. All of the above have similar flower color."
This plant is part of the
group of hostas from Walters Gardens, Inc.
United States Patent: PP23224
Abstract: Hosta plant named ‘Autumn Frost’ with
cordate leaves having blue-green centers and wide yellow
margins that develop into a creamy yellow to cream
margins. Flowers are medium lavender on medium-sized
plant held attractively above the foliage.