Hosta 'Lunar Eclipse'

This sport of H. 'August Moon' was registered by Mark Zilis of Illinois in 1985. It forms a large size (19 inches high) mound that has foliage with a light green center and a narrow white marginal variegation to the leaf. It also has a drawstring effect on the leaves. Pale lavender flowers bloom from mid-July into August.


According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "When I found the first sport out of 'August Moon' in the early 1980s, I was quite excited...Then, after naming, registering and marketing the plant for a few years, it became evident that, with maturity, the margins developed the dreaded "drawstring" effect. In fact, that term was introduced to "hostadom" to describe what was happening to 'Lunar Eclipse'."

"Plant is the white-margined sport of H. 'August Moon'. Characterized by a spring flush of cupped-rugose leaves which usually stay chartreuse, especially during dry and hot spring seasons. The second summer flush of leaves emerges and stays more yellow and is not quite as rugose and cupped. Som mutants do not have cupped leaves..."


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