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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Blue Moon'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Moon
Hybridized by Smith/ Aden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1976

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Plant Size (check one):
Miniature (leaf 2.0-6.0 square inches; plant 4-6 tall)
Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
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

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Cupped
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:
Medium Blue-Green
Intensely Blue-Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid
Mid/Late

Flower Shape:
Bell

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Near White

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral jody On Jul 13, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 12". Aden/Smith 1976.

Regional...

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

Washington, Illinois
Brighton, Michigan
Rochester, Minnesota
Southold, New York
Glouster, Ohio



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