Sum and Substance
is a gigantic, very impressive Hosta with huge, thick, glossy leaves.
Plants are so big that it looks like someting you would see growing
in a jungle instead of the garden. Leaf color will vary depending
upon sun exposure from light green to a heavenly shade of chartreuse
gold. Sum and Substance is considered to be very sun tolerant,
but as you can imagine this enormous hosta will need plenty of water
to keep its mamoth leaves from drying. The plants have a wide range
of usefulness in the garden, perfect for specimens, backdrops
or as potted plants as seen above. Don't expect plants to explode
to the size pictured in one growing season, The plants have a medium
to fast growth rate and under the ideal growing conditions will
reach mature size in about three years. Very popular among our customers
for the past two years and tends to sell out quickly.
|Mature plant size: 36"
tall X 48" wide
|Flowering: Pale lavender
flowers appear in mid-summer
|Growth Rate: Fast to moderate
|Awards: Hosta of the
because of its large size you may need to feed more often
plants prefer partial to full shade and a good rich garden soil
that is moist but well drained. Moisture plays a crucial role in
growing beautiful Hosta plants - you will need to water plants during
prolonged dry spells. Feed in very early spring with a top dressing
of composted manure and bone meal. Liquid feed at least twice
during the growing season with seaweed extract or fish emulsion.
For more growing instructions see our
Hosta care guide.
All orders ship for a
flat rate of $10.75
'Sum and Substance'
|In Stock: Yes
|Size shipped: bare root
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