Hosta 'Sum & Substance'

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Perhaps the largest and most popular hosta. This award winner has immense leathery leaves of chartreuse that become gold as summer approaches. A bold landscape feature when accentuated by smaller bright-colored hostas and other perennials. Herbaceous. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja
  • Height : 2 Feet or less
  • Spread : 4 - 7 Feet
  • Light Needs : Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Needs : High
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Botanical Name Hosta x 'Sum & Substance'
Brand Monrovia
Height 2 Feet or less
Spread 4 - 7 Feet
Foliage Color Chartreuse
Flower Color Purple
Bloom Time Summer
Light Needs Partial Shade, Full Shade
Special Uses Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Shade Loving
Landscape Uses Border, Firescaping / Fire Wise
Water Needs High
Plant Type Perennials
General Care Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
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