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HOSTA 'Abiqua Moonbeam'

Image of Hosta 'Abiqua Moonbeam'

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HOSTA 'Abiqua Moonbeam'

Plant Common Name

Abiqua Moonbeam Plantain Lily, Hosta, Plantain Lily

General Description

The pretty ‘Abigua Moonbeam’ has blue-green leaves with thick lime-green margins. They are egg-shaped and have a corrugated texture much like cardboard.

Hosta is a clump forming herbaceous ornamental grown mostly for its attractive foliage. 'Abigua Moonbeam' has pale lavender flowers that are tubular and appear on tall, sturdy stems in late summer.

Overall, hostas grow best in partially shaded sites and tolerate a wide range of soil types. They have average water needs, but prefer even moisture. In hot and dry conditions most Hosta develop dry leaf edges and tips. They are ideal for shaded perennial gardens or can be massed as an herbaceous groundcover.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    13"-15" / 33.0cm - 38.1cm

  • Width

    24"-32" / 61.0cm - 81.3cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Lavender, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Lime Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Slate Gray, Steel Blue

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Lime Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes