Hosta, Sum & Substance


Description: This Hosta features large, heart-shaped, thick-textured, glossy yellow leaves which turn golden over time with proper sun exposure and racemes of bell-shaped, fragrant, white flowers on scapes up to 38". A dependable and versatile perennial requiring little care. Grown primarily for its beautiful foliage which provides color, contrast and texture to the landscape. Dense foliage crowds out garden weeds.

Common Name: Sum & Substance Hosta

Scientific Name: Hosta 'Sum & Substance'

Type: Perennial

Exposure: Partial - Full Shade

Size: 3' height, 4-5' spread

Bloom Color: Lavender - White

Bloom Period: August

Foliage Color: Light Green to Yellow with Green margins

Landscape Use: Containers / Planters, Foundation, Garden, Landscape Beds, Mass Planting, Outdoor Living Areas, Perennial Garden, Small Groups, Under Shade Tree, Woodland Border

Soil: Well-Drained, Moist

Zone: 3 - 8

Growth Rate: Moderate

Companion Plants: August Moon Hosta, Golden Japanese Forest Grass, Forget-me-not, Blue Fescue, Pink Astilbe, Foam Flower

Maintenance: Remove old foliage before new foliage emerges


*Attracts Hummingbirds


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