- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
August Moon is a medium-large, yellow-leaved hosta that grows in a dense mound to 16-20\ tall and to 36-42\" wide. Searsuckered, wide-oval leaves (to 9\" long and 8\" wide) with strong veins and cuspidate tips open chartreuse-green but mature to gold (particularly with significant sun exposure). Leaves are heart-shaped (often with pinched lobes). Bell-shaped, light lavender to white, flowers bloom in mid-summer on grayish-yellow scapes rising to 32\" tall. Langfelder & Summers & Ruh 1996."
- Part shade to full shade
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. This cultivar is more tolerant of sun than most hostas. Foliage color depends upon the amount of sun exposure. Sun tends to intensify the gold color. Plants are tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Plants perform best in rich, moist, organic soils. Plants need consistent moisture during the growing season. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves. Divide plants as needed in spring or autumn. Division is usually easiest in early spring before the leaves unfurl.
Size and growth:
- 1.0 to 1.5 feet
- 2.0 to 3.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- August - September
- Pale lavender to white
Lavender, Colored leaves, Showy flowers, Humming birds, and White
Hostas are a mainstay of shade gardens. This hosta makes an interesting garden specimen. It is effective in groups or massed. It can be mixed with other perennials in shady borders, shade gardens or open woodland gardens.
Slugs and snails are attracted to the foliage, chewing jagged holes in the leaves, and if left unchecked, can cause serious damage over a fairly short period of time. Leaf spots and crown rot are less frequent problems. Otherwise, hostas are virtually pest-free and are considered ideal low-maintenance garden perennials. Leaves, particularly of exposed plants, can be severely damaged by hail storms.