Hosta

Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Hosta (Hosta 'Sum and Substance')
Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’
Genus:  Hosta
A botanical giant, 'Sum and Substance' averages 30 inches tall by 60 inches wide, sometimes more. Upright, heart-shaped, flat leaves have a glossy chartreuse hue that changes to gold when exposed to more light. Near-white lilac blooms borne on leaning scapes 36 inches long appear from late July through mid-August.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  A magnificent specimen plant.
Care:  Grow in moist but well-drained, fertile soil. Shade tolerant. Grows best with full morning sun. Tolerates drought, but a summer mulch is beneficial.
Propagation:  Divide plants in late summer or early spring.
Problems:  Slugs, snails, viruses, foliar nematodes. In containers, watch for vine weevils.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower,
White Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Waterside
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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