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August Moon Hosta

Hosta 'August Moon'

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August Moon Hosta (Hosta 'August Moon') at Autumn Hill Nursery

August Moon Hosta

August Moon Hosta

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Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  30 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

Description:

Quick growing and vigorous, this variety produces dense mounds of thick heart shaped leaves; emerging chartreuse and progressing to shades of yellow depending on sun exposure; pale lavender-white flowers rise above of arching scapes in midsummer

Ornamental Features

August Moon Hosta features dainty spikes of white bell-shaped flowers with lavender overtones rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive textured heart-shaped leaves emerge chartreuse in spring, turning yellow in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

August Moon Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

August Moon Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

August Moon Hosta will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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