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
  • Light Needs : Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Needs : High
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Donut Type
Botanical Name Hosta x 'Sum & Substance'
Brand Monrovia Growers
Rose Class N/A
Best Seller N/A
Size No
Mature Height 2 Feet or less
Mature Spread 4 - 7 Feet
Foliage Color Chartreuse
Flower Color Purple
Bloom Time Summer
Light Needs Partial Shade, Full Shade
Habit N/A
Special Uses Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Shade Loving
Landscape Uses Border, Firescaping / Fire Wise
Water Needs High
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Subtype N/A
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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