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Hosta 'Moon Struck'

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Moon Struck Hosta (Hosta 'Moon Struck') at Meadows Farms Nurseries

Moon Struck Hosta foliage

Moon Struck Hosta foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Moon Struck Hosta (Hosta 'Moon Struck') at Meadows Farms Nurseries

Moon Struck Hosta

Moon Struck Hosta

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  10 inches

Flower Height:  14 inches

Spacing:  15 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia


A creamy yellow leaf center that matures to white with wide, blue-green margins; leaf is long and narrow; spikes of violet flowers in mid-summer; an interesting eye catching variety

Ornamental Features

Moon Struck Hosta features dainty spikes of violet tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive heart-shaped leaves remain creamy white in color with distinctive bluish-green edges and tinges of buttery yellow throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Moon Struck Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Moon Struck Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Moon Struck Hosta will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 14 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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