Hosta 'Moonlight Sonata'

Hosta (Large)

Plant Type:

HOSTA

Hosta ‘Moonlight Sonata’ – 50% off Large. 'Moonlight Sonata' is an uncommon cultivar but for the life of me I cannot understand why. Satin-finished green leaves, broadly rounded and heart-shaped, look as though they’ve been dipped in a thick coat of translucent wax. Each leaf is handsomely veined on a dome of foliage 20” tall by 40” wide. In late July into August the flowers develop from erect stems to 30” tall. Fragrant flowers, the bluest I have ever seen on any hosta, are infused with a touch of purple. The associated photo unfortunately doesn't capture the subtle blue tint. 'Moonlight Sonata' is a refined, soft and understated perennial for the summer shade garden. Size: 20 inches x 40 inches, scapes: 30 inches.


More About Hosta 'Moonlight Sonata'

  • Size Classification: Large

Height:

20 in

Spread:

40 in

Colors:

Lavender Blue

Zone:

(3?)4 to 8
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Item Description Price  
HOSMOON Hosta 'Moonlight Sonata' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) Sale Price $9.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Moonlight Sonata'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Woodland
  • Fragrant
  • Massing

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Woodland

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Hosta


Hosta. Hosta is a staple for shade gardeners. Hostas prefer open to dappled shade conditions. Early morning or late day sun is generally acceptable. The exception to the rule (and it seems in the plant world there is always at least one exception to the rule!) is Hosta plantaginea which requires more sun for flowering to occur. Hostas can fill a midsummer’s day dream with spikes of lavender, purple and white blossoms, some fragrant. There are growers and collectors who dislike hosta flowers though I find this a curious affectation; I am personally grateful for perennials of easy disposition that so readily bloom, carefree, adorning and lighting the woodland garden during a period that might otherwise be a flowerless void. Flower your garden! Dig in. Have fun. Hostas prefer fertile draining soil with many demonstrating moderate drought tolerance once established. Many of the following are offered as pot-grown divisions of our stock plants. Others are from tissue culture. For Hosta there are several different size charts available that can be found on line with some digging. Of course, some plants straddle these arbitrary determinations. We are using the following classification...

Mature Heights:

Miniature: less than 6 inches

Small: 6 - 12 inches

Medium: 12 - 18 inches

Large: 18 - 24 inches

Very Large: 24+ inches