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Hosta 'Lunar Eclipse'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lunar Eclipse

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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)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
Heart-shaped

Leaf Appearance:
Cupped
Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Lightly
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Pale Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
Pure White

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
1/4" - 1/2"
1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Bell

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Near White

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral jody On Jan 7, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 28". Q&Z/Zilis 1985, sport of H. August Moon. I do not grow this one due to negative comments on it having the "drawstring effect", which is when the leaves rip and tear due to the center outgrowing the margin.

Regional...

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

Plainwell, Michigan
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Glouster, Ohio



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