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Sum and Substance Hosta

Leaves up to 20 Inches Long!
  • SKU: 65558
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Sum and Substance Hosta

This 2004 Hosta of the Year Award winner is one of the largest hosta cultivars available! Its immense, glossy, textured leaves grow up to 20 in. long and range in hues from light green to chartreuse to gold. Grows 2-3 ft. tall with a 3-5 ft. spread. Lavender flowers open above the foliage in August and attract hummingbirds. Resists slugs. Hostas, like Sum and Substance, add color and texture to shaded areas. These easy-care perennials are perfect for growing under deciduous trees, along shaded walkways and even as ground cover. Grow in full to partial shade. Bareroot. Zones 3-8.
Product Details
  • FormRounded
  • LightPartial to Full Shade
  • Height3 feet
  • Spread5 - 6 feet
  • Spacing5 - 6 feet
  • Zones3 - 9
  • FoliageLarge, broad, light green leaves that are corrugated and glossy, givng them good slug resistance.
  • Flower FormBell-shaped purple flowers on scapes.
  • BloomsMid to late summer.
  • Soil RequirementsTolerant of a wide range of soils, but best if evenly moist and well-drained.
  • Growth RateModerate
  • PruningAfter flowering, remove spent flower stems to keep the plants tidy.
  • CommentsOne of the easiest plants to grow and perfect for shade. The light green foliage adds a touch of brightness to a dark, shaded landscape. Large, broad leaves are a great textural contrast to other shade-loving plants like Ferns, Astilbe, and Hakonechloa. Purple flowers that bloom on long scapes above the foliage are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
  • Botanical NameHosta 'Sum and Substance'
  • DepthDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Plant with the tip of the crown just below or at ground level.
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Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/4 - 11/2
5A & 5B 9/4 - 11/2
6A & 6B 9/4 - 11/2
7A & 7B 9/4 - 11/2
8A & 8B 9/4 - 11/2
9A-10B 9/4 - 11/2
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 29, 2018

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