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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


  • Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • High

  • Height
    2 feet or less

  • Spread
    4—7 feet

Availability: Out of stock



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.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Hosta x 'Sum & Substance'
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Subtype HOSTA
Foliage Color Chartreuse
Light Needs Partial Shade, Full Shade
Water Needs High
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
Height 2 feet or less
Spread 4—7 feet
Special Uses Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Shade Loving
Landscape Uses Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise
Flower Color Purple
Bloom Time Summer

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