Hosta ‘Sum & Substance’

Plantain Lily

Leaf Detail

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Height:
Medium 1' to 3'
Exposure:
Part Shade
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
June, July, August
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.

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