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Sum And Substance Hosta

Hosta x 'Sum and Substance'

Pronunciation: HOSS-tuh
SKU #08397
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Perhaps the largest and most popular of the hostas, this robust 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. Thick foliage resists slug damage. Hosta of the Year, 2004. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Midsummer
Mature Size Fast growing; forms foliage clump 2 to 3 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Chartreuse
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
CARE
Care Provide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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