Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
(Plantain Lily) A tough and reliable plant, Hosta 'Sum and Substance' is very ornamental with exceptionally large, heart-shaped, chartreuse-green leave.
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A tough and reliable plant, Hosta 'Sum and Substance' is very ornamental with exceptionally large, heart-shaped, chartreuse-green leave. Narrow spikes of tubular lilac-white flowers standing above the foliage are produced in summer.
Hosta 'Sum and Substance' will usually have best leaf colour if in a sunny spot but the leaves can scorch in full sun, so a position with dappled afternoon light is usually preferred.
- Position: Light, dappled or partial shade.
- Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: June.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Hosta 'Sum and Substance' grows to be a clump forming perennial.
- Height: 60 - 80 cm (2 - 2½ ft)
- Spread: up to 100 cm (3 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Light Shade, Shade
- Eventual Size
- Herbaceous - Small (less than 0.6m), Herbaceous - Medium (0.6m - 1.2m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Damp/Wet, Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Suitable for Containers, Flowers in Summer