Hosta ‘August Moon’

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Outstanding Qualities

This is one of the best gold leafed hostas you can plant. It will become a mound of lush large leaves with lovely chartreuse to light golden coloring with a light glaucous white bloom over the foliage. In late summer flowering spikes appear just above the foliage with pale lavender trumpet-shaped blooms. No hosta is immune to slugs, but this one does show some resistance, especially once the foliage matures.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 9

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun, light shade or open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: From late spring through the summer the large yellow leaves steal the show. In late summer pale lavender flowers are nestled close to the foliage.

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Acanthus spinosus, Campanula lactiflora ‘Pritchard’s Variety’, Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Fröhnleiten’, Polystichum setiferum Plumosomultilobum Group, Smilacina racemosa

Great Color Contrasts: blue, bronze, lavendar, purple

Great Color Partners: chartreuse, orange, silver, yellow

Culture Notes
Hostas prefer a location in light to open shade, although ‘August Moon’ will tolerate full sun with adequate moisture. Plant it in a location with rich moist to well-drained soils. Most hostas will tolerate sandy sites as well as clay. During dry weather provide regular watering, especially in sandy soils. Flowers can be removed once the blooms have faded and the foliage can be cut to the ground in fall.