Hosta 'Firn Line' is probably the most beautiful in this color combination and in the spring,it will be for sure one from the most beautiful hostas in your garden. It is like it come from another planet. It comes from Hosta 'First Frost'. Differences to a similar 'Blue Ivory' and hosta 'Great Escape' (registered by Jan van den Top) are not absolutely clear but, it seems that hosta 'Firn Line' has brighter white on borders and also quality of growth is better. Center part of the heart-shaped, powdered, flat leaves is green-blue blue, very wide, white edges. In the second half of the season color turns to blue-green. Clump is topped with lavender flowers. Hosta 'Firn Line' is resistant to snails, as they do not like the waxy, leathery leaves of this cultivar.
How to grow hostas
Save light shade to shade place in your garden to plant hostas. Filtered sun is best for the colorful varieties to reach their full color contrast. The green and blue hostas are the most shade-tolerant. Usually the yellow cultivars are the most sun-tolerant. The most dangerous is a direct sunshine, especially hot afternoon sun. This is the most critical where temperatures are high. Variegated varieties, especially those with a lot of white in the leaves, burn very easily. Blue color of leaves turns to green-blue or even fully green with too much direct sun. Plants with thick leaves are better suited for dry soil conditions than thin-leaved ones, but none is able to grow years-long in very dry soil. Plant hostas in moist, humus-rich soil.
Water your hostas well immediately as you plant them. Give them water regularly during their first one or two growing season.
Hostas grow slowly and may take 2 to 5 years to reach their full size, longer for the largest species and cultivars. Reserve a plenty of space in your perennial bed for hostas. Most of them are medium sized or large perennials. Hostas are almost fully disease and pest resistant. The most dangerous injury can by caused by slugs, snails and deers.
|Plant Size||Medium||Spacing (h x w)||30 x 50 cm|
|Leaf Size||15 x 10 cm||Growth Rate||Fast|
|Leaf Color||No||Leaf Color (Center)||Blue|
|Leaf Color (Margin)||White||Red "legs"||No|
|Slug Resistant||Yes||Sun Tolerant||Yes|
|Flower Color||Lavender||Wavy Leaf||No|
|Flower Fragrance||No||Sun Exposure||Sun, Partial Shade|
|Hybridized by||Hemskeerk||Year of Registration||2012|
|Supplied as||free roots|