Hosta 'Permafrost'

This medium size (14 inches high by 36 inches wide) cultivar is a sport of H. 'First Frost' which was registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 2010. The foliage is blue-green with a wider creamy white to golden yellow marginal variegation than that found on the mother plant. Its leaves are moderately wavy, ovate and have a glaucous bloom on top. Very pale lavender flowers bloom from late July into August.

An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Autumn Frost', H. 'Ben Vernooij' and H. 'Permafrost'.

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