Hosta First Blush - The First Red Leaf Hosta

First Blush 12" Tall X 24" Wide

$35.00

PP28,920 (Solberg 2015) This breakthrough in hosta hybridization is Bob Soberg's first red-leaf hosta.  The red color extends from the red petioles into the leaf blade but also a thin red margin around the leaf, similar but much more dramatic than its parent 'Beet Salad'. 'First Blush' debuts in spring when the leaf between the veins will start to "blush" red from the tip of the leaf down toward the base. The leaves remain red here until temperatures surpass 92 degrees, usually into June. The color should persist longer in Northern gardens. Photo courtesy of Green Hill Farm

1 Quart Pot

Cold Hardiness: U.S.D.A. Zones 3 to 9 - Hostas require a minimum of 40 days of around 40 degrees farenheit. Hosta plants tend to grow larger in the North. In the South you may need to be more selective in the varieties of hostas that you choose.
Light Requirements: Partial sun, filtered shade, morning sun. - Most hostas will tolerate some sun if the soil is kept reasonably moist. Morning sun or filtered sun is the best for hostas but avoid mid-day sun as it will burn the leaves.
Water Requirements: Keep soil constantly moist avoiding any areas where water may puddle
Fertilizer Requirements: In early Spring apply a light amount of slow-release fertilizer. Avoid getting any fertilizer on the leaves.
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  • Description

    PP28,920 (Solberg 2015) This breakthrough in hosta hybridization is Bob Soberg's first red-leaf hosta.  The red color extends from the red petioles into the leaf blade but also a thin red margin around the leaf, similar but much more dramatic than its parent 'Beet Salad'. 'First Blush' debuts in spring when the leaf between the veins will start to "blush" red from the tip of the leaf down toward the base. The leaves remain red here until temperatures surpass 92 degrees, usually into June. The color should persist longer in Northern gardens. Photo courtesy of Green Hill Farm

    1 Quart Pot

  • Reviews

    Reviews

    Dixie Lee Dryden

    Beautiful Plant

    My order of (3) Plants arrived early and very carefully packaged and in excellent condition. Wow were they free of any possible soil contamination. The plants have done fairly well since planting, probably due to the time of year and HOT weather I planted them in, however they are surviving and I'm sure when settled in, they will thrive. I will purchase from this supplier again! The plants are lovely.
    Bullet Brown

    A True Beauty!

    Purchased several varieties of hostas...I LOVE the care in packaging...no waste! I have also purchased from many companies....PFG is by far my favorite! the name is perfect and describes this hosta to a 'T'! The 'blush' adds just the right amount of color...a beautiful focal point in a pot.