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Hosta ‘August Moon’

Hosta ‘August Moon’

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This large and vigorous mounding hosta reaches 20 to 24 inches tall and 36 to 42 inches wide. Heart-shaped, cupped, puckered, pale green leaves provide interesting and attractive texture. Bell-shaped, grayish white flowers are borne on 28-inch-long scapes from mid-July through early August.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsEasy to grow and adaptable. Excellent edging and massing plant.

CareGrow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil. Shade tolerant. Tolerates drought, but a summer mulch is beneficial. Prefers only four to five hours of morning light but will grow in full sun.

PropagationDivide plants in late summer or early spring.

ProblemsSlugs and snails. In containers, watch for vine weevil. Also viruses and foliar nematodes.

  • Genus : Hosta
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Flower Color : White

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