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Hosta Lunar Orbit

Slightly puckered, heart-shaped leaves are yellow-green with dark green, irregular edges.
Plant Size:
Large
Flower Color:
Pale lavender
Product Code:
H279
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Lunar Orbit

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  • Hosta Lunar Orbit - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Lunar Orbit - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Lunar Orbit - Eurohosta
  • Hosta Lunar Orbit - Eurohosta

Details

Hosta 'Lunar Orbit' comes from hosta 'August Moon'. Its nice green leaves have an irregular darker edges. Purple flowers appear from early June to early August The plant is more beautiful in the semi shade or full shade place, because the color contrast is more showy. Ransom Lydell registered it in 1991. 

How to grow hostas

Save light shade to shade place in your garden to plant hostas. Filtered sun is best for the colorful varieties to reach their full color contrast. The green and blue hostas are the most shade-tolerant. Usually the yellow cultivars are the most sun-tolerant. The most dangerous is a direct sunshine, especially hot afternoon sun. This is the most critical where temperatures are high. Variegated varieties, especially those with a lot of white in the leaves, burn very easily. Blue color of leaves turns to green-blue or even fully green with too much direct sun. Plants with thick leaves are better suited for dry soil conditions than thin-leaved ones, but none is able to grow years-long in very dry soil. Plant hostas in moist, humus-rich soil.

Water your hostas well immediately as you plant them. Give them water regularly during their first one or two growing season.

Hostas grow slowly and may take 2 to 5 years to reach their full size, longer for the largest species and cultivars. Reserve a plenty of space in your perennial bed for hostas. Most of them are medium sized or large perennials. Hostas are almost fully disease and pest resistant. The most dangerous injury can by caused by slugs, snails and deers. 

Additional Information

Plant Size Large   Spacing (h x w) 60 x 70 cm
Leaf Size 16 x 12 cm   Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color No   Leaf Color (Center) Green
Leaf Color (Margin) Green   Red "legs" No
Slug Resistant No   Sun Tolerant No
Flower Color Pale lavender   Wavy Leaf No
Flower Fragrance No   Sun Exposure Sun, Partial Shade
Hybridized by R. Lydell   Year of Registration 1990
Supplied as free roots  

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