Hosta
Hosta 'September Sun'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: September Sun
Hybridized by Solberg
Registered or introduced: 1985
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Mid/Late

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

Fowler, Colorado

Machesney Park, Illinois

Clermont, Iowa

Skowhegan, Maine

Plainwell, Michigan

Omaha, Nebraska

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Glouster, Ohio

Beaverton, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Lexington, Virginia

Linden, Virginia

Marion, Wisconsin

Spooner, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 6, 2007, ViolaAnn from Ottawa, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Mine gets morning sun and seems to like it. Second year in my garden. It was acquired in a trade.

Neutral

On Apr 16, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Sport of Hosta 'August Moon'. Colors best in some sun and is somewhat tolerant of sunny conditions.

Positive

On Jan 20, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

A very good grower and does take sun quite well.

Neutral

On Aug 19, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Medium large mound of gold centerd foliage 22" high.