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Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’

Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’ is one of the finest and largest hostas ever introduced. This stunning perennial has huge, deeply veined, rounded leaves that vary in color from light green and chartreuse to gold. The rugged, glossy leaves of this handsome hosta are less likely to be demolished by slugs and snails. ‘Sum and Substance’ is a vigorous grower. The plant may be divided every few years or left undisturbed indefinitely. It will perform well in woodland settings where filtered light is abundant and may also be used as a container plant. 

  • Perfect for woodland settings
  • Beautiful large leaves
  • Excellent for containers

*Pot tags NOT included.

* Minimum quantity of 250, must be ordered in multiples of 25


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
HO435000 Hosta 'Sum and Substance' 1 4500 $2.55

Plant Details +

Botanical Hosta
Common Name Plantain-Lily
Family Liliaceae
Size #1
Height 36"
Spacing 24-36"
Hardiness Zones 3-9, Very Hardy
Exposure Partial sun to full shade. Yellow to gold varieties need more sun to maintain their color.
Foliage Full, elongated heart-shaped leaves variously marked with colored foliage
Flower Lavender
Bloomtime July

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the eyes (tender white or purple swelling protruding from the crown area) are about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Pests or Diseases: Chewing insects and slugs can disfigure the foliage. Leaf Spots and Crown Rot.