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James H. Schutte
HOSTA 'September Sun'
Hosta, Plantain Lily, September Sun Plantain Lily
Hostas need shade, right? Not always. The fast-growing, gold-leafed ‘September Sun’ (and other hostas with yellow leaves) needs a bit sun to develop its brightest color. Hostas are herbaceous ornamentals grown for their toughness, tolerance for sun, mounding habit, and above all, attractive leaves. The rounded leaves of ‘September Sun’ are yellow with wide dark-green margins. They are of heavy substance and corrugated like cardboard. The plant forms a large spreading mound. The flowers are very pale lavender and bell-to-funnel-shaped. They appear in midsummer, clustered atop slightly leafy stems above the mound of leaves.
Like most hostas, ‘September Sun’ grows best in full to partial shade, tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils, and prefers average, even moisture. However, it needs at least some morning sun to maintain good leaf color. Use it for contrasts of size, texture, and color in shaded perennial gardens and woodlands, or massed as a groundcover.
9 - 2
3 - 8
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
14"-16" / 35.6cm - 40.6cm
30"-36" / 76.2cm - 91.4cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Lavender, Ivory
Dark Green, Gold
Slate Gray, Steel Blue
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border
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