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Sum and Substance Hosta

Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

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Sum and Substance Hosta is a large shade-loving herbaceous perennial primarily grown for its foliage.  The huge heart-shaped basal leaves are deeply veined and open chartreuse-green and mature to golden.  Small bell-like pale-lavender flowers raise up in terminals from the green rootstalk above the mound in mid-summer attracting butterflies.  Best bloom in partial sun and moist well-drained soils.  Sum and Substance resist slug damage.

To learn more about the Sum And Substance Hosta read this blog post.




2' - 3'


5' - 6’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9


Part SunFull Shade

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS:   Low maintenance.  Snails and slugs can cause severe problems if left unchecked.  Foliar nematodes can cause interveinal browning. Plants infected with Hosta Virus X (HVX), tobacco rattle virus or tomato ring spot virus should be immediately removed from garden areas and destroyed.  Otherwise, little to no problems.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasRock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Japanese Forest GrassBleeding HeartCoral Bells

IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Hosta Sum and Substance 7zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Leonora (Ellie) Enking, Overshadowing the Hostas, (3) Photoset by F. D. Richards, (1) Hosta 'Sum & Substance', 2017, (2) Hosta 'Sum & Substance' 7/2021 Hosta-, (4) Andrey Zharkikh2019.08.01_18.43.14_IMG_1571, (5) Photo by and (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man). Location credit to the Chanticleer Garden., Hosta 'Sum and Substance' Leaf 2448pxCC BY-SA 3.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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Estimated Shipping Time: Your order may ship immediately, however most orders ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on weekends) from date of purchase. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

If you ordered more than one plant, you will receive multiple shipments. This is to get your plants to you as soon as possible. However, shipping schedules can change due to unforeseen events, such as unpredictable weather. We appreciate your patience.

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