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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'August Moon'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: August Moon
Hybridized by R. Langfelder(O), A. Summers (NI); Year of Registration or Introduction: 1996

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
Golden Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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6 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ogon On Jun 17, 2011, ogon from Paradise, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

A very pretty chartreaus hosta with a rounded leaves and a nice, tight form. It handles sun very well. In my garden it receives the hot California sunshine from mid-day until evening and never burns.The leaves are thinner than some and the slugs seam to enjoy eating this cultivar more than my others, and this is the first hosta to disappear for me when winter comes. I still love it though!

Positive LI_BugGuy On Jun 10, 2008, LI_BugGuy from Huntington, NY wrote:

You're missing something if you haven't tried growing this Hosta in sun. Mine is exposed to mid day sun, which fades some of the leaf to a golden tone, while the recessed corrugations remain chartreuse. The bi-color effect is quite nice.
-ArtP, LI NY

Positive Bellisgirl On Feb 7, 2007, Bellisgirl from Spokane, WA wrote:

Ive had my August Moon Hosta for about four years. I bought it as a boxed bareroot plant. It didnt do much the first few years; last year it really came out though. Its a beautiful golden yellow that is almost neon colored. Brightens up any shade garden. Slugs really love it, so I have to put down pellets often.

Positive briannacorn On Jun 8, 2006, briannacorn from Sumner, ME wrote:

I like this plant ,it sits underneath a big blue spruce with full southern exposure. I do not water every day and it maintains color and form beautifully. I have not had any problems with pests and the color contrasts nicely with the blue spruce,added benefit its scale balances well with the spruce.

Positive lmelling On Jan 4, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Considered a hosta "classic." Creates a medium-large mound of broad, golden foliage, 20" high by 42" wide. Leaves are broadly oblong-ovate in shape and about 9.5" long by 8" wide, medium to bright gold color, brighter with direct sunlight. There is a slight blom on the underside.

'August Moon' is one of the oldest hosta cultivars and still remains highly rated. It is notable for its bright gold color, corrugation, and good substance. Flowers appear mid July - mid August and are pale lavendar in color with an open funnel shape.

Positive jhyshark On Jun 30, 2004, jhyshark from Scottville, MI (Zone 4b) wrote:

It practically glows from a shady spot. Can burn in too much sun.

Neutral jody On Aug 28, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 19"-27".

Neutral smiln32 On Aug 7, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Bugs like it, but so do I. :) Grows well and likes filtered sun.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Auburn, Alabama
Dothan, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Juneau, Alaska
Paradise, California
Oxford, Connecticut
Lewes, Delaware
Brooksville, Florida
Dacula, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Nicholls, Georgia
Roswell, Georgia
Caseyville, Illinois
Nilwood, Illinois
Topeka, Kansas
Henderson, Kentucky
Sumner, Maine
Dracut, Massachusetts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Plainwell, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Scottville, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Mankato, Minnesota
New Ulm, Minnesota
Madison, Mississippi
Lothair, Montana
Annandale, New Jersey
Greene, New York (2 reports)
Huntington, New York
Montauk, New York
Davidson, North Carolina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Mott, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Salem, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Butler, Pennsylvania
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Freedom, Pennsylvania
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Hendersonville, Tennessee
Toone, Tennessee
Kilgore, Texas
Lexington, Virginia
Linden, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Spokane, Washington
Marion, Wisconsin
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

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