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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)
Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness: 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: Non-patented
Seed Collecting: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Growing Habit: Mound-like
Growth Rate: Medium
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Appearance: Corrugated
Degree to which the appearance is present: Moderately
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Kinsey, Alabama Montgomery, Alabama Juneau, Alaska Paradise, California Oxford, Connecticut Highland Acres, Delaware Spring Hill, 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 Skyline, Minnesota Madison, Mississippi Lothair, Montana Annandale, New Jersey Greene, New York (2 reports) Halesite, New York Montauk, New York Davidson, North Carolina Fearrington, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Medora, North Dakota Mott, North Dakota Coshocton, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Salem, Ohio Portland, Oregon Butler, Pennsylvania Coopersburg, Pennsylvania East Norriton, Pennsylvania Freedom, Pennsylvania Glenshaw, Pennsylvania North Augusta, South Carolina Hendersonville, Tennessee Toone, Tennessee Cross Roads, Texas Lexington, Virginia Linden, Virginia Town And Country, Washington Lake Lac La Belle, Wisconsin Marion, Wisconsin Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin