Hosta 'Sum and Substance' ~ Sum and Substance Hosta-ServeScape
Hosta 'Sum and Substance' ~ Sum and Substance Hosta-ServeScape
Hosta 'Sum and Substance' ~ Sum and Substance Hosta-ServeScape
Hosta 'Sum and Substance' ~ Sum and Substance Hosta-ServeScape

Sum and Substance Hosta

Hosta 'Sum and Substance'


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Sum and Substance Hosta is a large shade-loving herbaceous perennial primarily grown for its foliage.  The huge heart-shaped basal leaves are deeply veined and open chartreuse-green and mature to golden.  Small bell-like pale-lavender flowers raise up in terminals from the green rootstalk above the mound in mid-summer attracting butterflies.  Best bloom in partial sun and moist well-drained soils.  Sum and Substance resist slug damage.

To learn more about the Sum And Substance Hosta read this blog post.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2' - 3'

Spread: 

5' - 6’

Spacing: 

5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9

Culture: 

Part SunFull Shade

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest: 

Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:   Low maintenance.  Snails and slugs can cause severe problems if left unchecked.  Foliar nematodes can cause interveinal browning. Plants infected with Hosta Virus X (HVX), tobacco rattle virus or tomato ring spot virus should be immediately removed from garden areas and destroyed.  Otherwise, little to no problems.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasRock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Japanese Forest GrassBleeding HeartCoral Bells

IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Hosta Sum and Substance 7zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Leonora (Ellie) Enking, Overshadowing the Hostas, (3) Photoset by F. D. Richards, (1) Hosta 'Sum & Substance', 2017, (2) Hosta 'Sum & Substance' 7/2021 Hosta-, (4) Andrey Zharkikh2019.08.01_18.43.14_IMG_1571, (5) Photo by and (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man). Location credit to the Chanticleer Garden., Hosta 'Sum and Substance' Leaf 2448pxCC BY-SA 3.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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