Hosta 'August Moon'
- Huge bright green leaves on a medium-large plant
- A bold accent plant among dark green or blue foliage plants
- Sun tolerant
Exciting leaves are bright gold to chartreuse depending on sun exposure. Full sun will intensify the gold color of the leaves. The foliage is corrugated, heart shaped, wavy, and of good substance, allowing for great slug resistance. An abundance of pale lavender flowers are on tall stems just above the plant and are frequented by hummingbirds. Stunning plant to have in the landscape. Voted one of the top Hosta varieties in American Hosta Society polls.
Uses: Mass Plantings, Borders, Specimen
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Notable Features: Cut Flower
Growth Habit: Mounding Growth
Homeowner Growing Tips: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained soil with high organic content and slightly acidic to neutral pH. They prefer slightly sandy soil over heavy clays as they need aeration for the roots. Grow in high-filtered or dappled sunlight--they can tolerate morning sun but not hot afternoon sun. Hostas are prone to slugs and deer browsing, though some kinds with thicker foliage may not be damaged as badly. Apply slug bait in early spring before the leaves have unfurled to prevent damage. Divide large clumps, if necessary, in spring when sprouts appear, or late summer. Remove dead foliage from the garden in late fall to early winter.