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Hosta 'August Moon' (Plantain Lily)

Plantain Lily 'August Moon', 'August Moon' Hosta


Noted for its sun tolerance, Hosta 'August Moon' (Plantain Lily) is a perennial forming a dense, asymmetrical mound of thick, widely oval, heart-shaped, chartreuse leaves, up to 9 in. long (22 cm), turning soft yellow, then bright golden-yellow depending on sun exposure. Searsuckered and puckered, the matt foliage displays strongly marked veins. Bell-shaped, pale lavender to white flowers appear in summer, rising on scapes 32 in. tall (80 cm). Among the first yellow-leaved hostas ever introduced, 'August Moon' is quick growing and vigorous. A perfect subject for the landscape or containers where it will illuminate your yard like an August moon.

  • Easy grower, Hosta 'August Moon' grows 20 in. tall (50 cm) and spreads over time to 42 in. (105 cm).
  • A part shade to full sun lover, it is best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils. Best leaf color is obtained in morning sun in cool climate areas.
  • Perfect for the shade gardens, mixed with other perennials, as groundcover, underplanting shrubs.
  • Watch for slugs and snails which could damage the attractive foliage.
  • Cut off the stems after blooming to encourage the plant's growth. Discolored leaves should be trimmed back to the ground.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hosta - Plantain Lilies
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 40" (100cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hosta - Plantain Lilies
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 40" (100cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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