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Hosta 'Sum and Substance' - young leaves in spring
  • Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
  • Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
  • Hosta 'Sum and Substance' - young leaves in spring

Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

£12.95

(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)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Light Shade, Shade
Eventual Size
Herbaceous - Small, Herbaceous - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Not Fussy
Special Features
Suitable for Containers, Flowering in Summer