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Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’

This is considered to be one of the finest and largest hostas ever introduced. Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’ has very large, deeply veined, rounded leaves, varying in color from light green, chartreuse, to gold. The foliage gleams in dappled or morning light. This is a vigorous grower. The tough, glossy leaves of this handsome hosta are less likely to be demolished by slugs and snails. Ideal for a large container. Plant may be divided every few years or left undisturbed indefinitely. Hosta’s perform well in woodland settings where filtered light is abundant.

American Hosta Grower’s Hosta Of The Year 2004!

Availability

# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
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HO435BAG Hosta 'Sum and Substance' 25 18 $91.25
HO435-1
HO435-3HO435-2

Plant Details +

Size 1-2 eye
Height 36"
Spacing 24-36"
Hardiness Zones 3-9, Very Hardy
Exposure Partial sun to full shade. Yellow to gold varieties need more sun to maintain their color.
Foliage Full, elongated heart-shaped leaves variously marked with colored foliage
Flower Lavender
Bloomtime July

General Information +

Botanical: Hosta

Common: Plantain-Lily

Family: Liliaceae

General Characteristics: A near perfect perennial requiring very little maintenance and is virtually pest free. Hosta have a mounded growth habit and are ideal for a specimen plant, border, edging or woodland setting. Performs well in sun but prefers a shady location. May also be used for rock gardens, near pools, and as ground covers. Seldom needs maintenance except to cut out the old flower stalks. Prefers a well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5 and about 1" of water a week. Do not over-fertilize.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Chewing insects and slugs can disfigure the foliage. Leaf Spots and Crown Rot.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the eyes (tender white or purple swelling protruding from the crown area) are about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.