Hosta August Moon
Hosta August Moon
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Hosta August Moon



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The beautifully shaped leaves of this small Hosta August Moon end in a pronounced point and boast a marvellously quilted surface along the lines of the veins. The colour of the foliage is an eye-catching blue, a perfect foil for the summer flowers which hang like elongated purple bells from strong stems. Hostas are particularly good at introducing drama in a shady corner.

Hostas are native to the far east but were introduced to Europe in the 1800s and became instantly popular. They are spectacular when planted alongside other shade loving plants such as heuchera, dicentra or ferns.


Mid-summer, purple flowers held on strong stems above foliage

  • Moist, well drained soil
  • North, east facing
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered

In slug prone areas, plant in a container raised on gravel and water, otherwise in a dappled border. Deadhead spent flowers and removed foliage as it dies back in the autumn.