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Hosta ‘First Mate’
Hosta ‘First Mate’
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Hosta ‘First Mate’


USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.710.260

Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form a sturdy mound of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This small specimen has long narrow leaves with dark green, heavily rippled margins and gold centres that lighten to cream. Lavender flowers in late summer. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years. A tetraploid sport of H. ‘Kabitan’ but displays improved vigour, more pronounced variegation and a more upright habit.

Further details for
Hosta ‘First Mate’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Rabbit Resistant
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
   50-55 cm
   20-21 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.