August Moon Hosta

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The August Moon Hosta (Hosta 'August Moon') has wide, heart-shaped gold-colored foliage with slightly rippled margins, making it very striking! Like the glowing face of the moon, these radiant leaves just shine! They'll light up your shade gardens with their illuminating foliage. The coloration catches all available light and reflects it in a soft sheen!

The white to pale lavender flowers bloom from July to August. Hostas are not known only for their flowers, but mostly for their foliage. Local Pollinators and hummingbirds both will adore these blooms as much as your vase bouquets will too! They are nectar-rich, with an "easy-access" shape, and they bloom at an important time of the season.

With a plant height of 24 inches and a spread of 24-36 inches, August Moon provides bright color in shade with its wonderful foliage. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8, and thrive in full shade, are highly adaptable, and widely versatile!

Planting and Application:

Thoughtfully planned Shade Gardens can help you and your loved ones cultivate a rewarding hobby as serene nature watchers! You'll definitely want to plan a seating area near your shade garden to enjoy your space. Garden design professionals look for plants that give visual interest at every layer. Use August Moon Hosta near the edge of the planting to polish the look. Pair these bold foliage plants with radiant Coral Bells or Ferns. It makes a wonderful complement to darker, larger options, such as Liberty Hosta.

Grow this spectacular vivid variety as a groundcover, or use them as specimens in large outdoor containers. Because the flowers are held above the foliage on long, slender scapes...they sway and nod in summer breezes. This welcome sense of motion helps cool you down on those long afternoons. These low-care perennials are one of the most popular for landscape uses. A great choice for any beginner gardener!

  • Striking Green-Gold Heart-Shaped Foliage
  • White to Purple Blooms in Mid-Summer
  • Blooms are Held High in Summer
  • Pollinators & Hummingbirds Relish the Nectar
  • Edging Plants and Filler, Shaded Area Specimens & Radiant Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

August Moon is an herbaceous Perennial that needs to be planted in a full shade area in any moist, well-drained area. The morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors of this plant, but the hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to Hostas! It grows best in highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots. Almost completely pest and carefree, the only thing you'll want to keep an eye out for are slugs. Provide moderate yet consistent moisture throughout the growing season. Hosta appreciates a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch chips to help hold in moisture. Deadhead as blooms fade, and prune back the foliage once it dies back in the autumn.

  • Glows in Full Shade
  • Easy to Grow In A Wide Variety of Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Long-Lived & Low-Maintenance
  • Textured Foliage Resists Pests & Slugs
  • Very Cold Hardy & Heat Tolerant
  • Divide Every 3-5 Years

You will be very pleased with the lovely foliage and easy care of August Moon Hosta! Hurry and order your own today at Nature Hills while they're in stock!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Hostas need full sun or shade?

Hosta does best in full sun in cooler climates but does appreciate afternoon protection from the worst of the summer sun, especially in the hottest of their growing zone range. In the hottest climates, Hosta like partial shade or dappled shade, and some varieties will do great in full shade.

Where do Hostas grow best?

Hosta plants love enriched, well-drained soil that is moderately yet consistently moist throughout the growing season. They appreciate mulched garden beds.

Do Hostas come back every year? Are Hostas a perennial plant?

With vigorous carefree growth, Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that will return year after year with little maintenance.

What do you do with Hostas in the fall? What do you do with Hostas in the winter?

Hosta leaves will die back after frost but the crowns and roots remain intact and dormant until next spring. Prune back the leaves once they turn brown in the autumn and remove them from the plant's area. For winter protection, add a layer of compost or mulch over the crowns to protect them from the chill.

Do Hosta attract hummingbirds or pollinators?

Hostas are loved by pollinators and hummingbirds! All walks of beneficial pollinators will show up to sip their nectar.

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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August Moon Hosta Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hosta 'August Moon'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 24 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 36 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Bright Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn