This sport of H. 'August Moon' was registered in 1985 by
Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm in North Carolina.
It is a large size (22 inches high by 52 inches wide) plant with a gold center that is often
used as a focal point or specimen in the landscape. The foliage
is broadly oblong to ovate, slightly wavy and
slightly corrugated. Pale
lavender, funnel shaped flowers open from mid-July into August.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), this cultivar "...has become the
standard for gold-centered, green-margined sports of 'August
Moon'...it presents shade gardeners with many possible
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "...has proven to be an excellent grower in both
garden and nursery settings. In the landscape,
'September Sun' makes an effective specimen plant or
very colorful ground cover."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Vigorous, a
rapid increaser. Easy to grow. A forerunner of many
is a variegated sport of H. 'August Moon'
with yellow center and green margin. There is high
contrast between margin and center. A plant in the
trade with barely distinguishable chartreuse margins
and yellowish green center of little contrast is not