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Mark A. Miller
HOSTA 'August Moon'
August Moon Hosta, Hosta, Plantain Lily
Hostas need shade, right? Not always. The yellow-leaved ‘August Moon’ and other hostas with yellow leaves, tend to need more light for brilliant leaf color. Hosta are clump-forming herbaceous ornamentals grown mostly for their attractive foliage. The green-gold or chartreuse leaves of ‘August Moon’ are heart-shaped, have a pleated and crinkled texture and wavy edges. The lavender flowers are funnel or bell-shaped and appear on tall, sturdy stems in the summer.
Overall, this hosta grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of well-drained soil types. It needs more morning sun to maintain good leaf color. Hostas have average water needs, but prefer even moisture. In hot and dry conditions most develop dry leaf edges and tips. Pests are also a problem. Slugs and snails favor Hosta leaves and riddle them with holes, and deer will feast on them if given the chance. Hosta are best used in shaded perennial gardens or can be massed as an herbaceous groundcover.
9 - 2
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
28"-32" / 71.1cm - 81.3cm
20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm
Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Green, Chartreuse, Gold
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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