Hosta Sum & Substance Description
Hosta Sum and Substance is dramatic in the landscape, and is one of the favorite gold Hostas of all time!
Mammouth, heavily textured, glossy, gold leaf Hosta Sum and Substance forms an impressive clump that can grow over time up to 6 feet wide.
The chartreuse leaf color changes to gold with more sun exposure. One of the most impressive hostas at maturity and even more stunning in containers. White, bell-shaped flowers in late summer on 3 foot stalks.
In garden design, surround this beauty with all kinds of textures and shapes from hardy Ferns, showy Hellebore, and colorful Heuchera
Special Features: Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage,Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Moisture Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant
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- Botanical Name:
Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
- Common Name:
- Sun Exposure:
Shade, Part Shade
- Ship Form:
- Soil Type:
Normal, Sandy, Clay
- Soil Moisture:
- Height x Width:
36" x 60"
- Flower Color:
- Foliage Color:
- Bloom Season:
Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Foundation Planting, Massing, Specimen, Woodland
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
Ideas and How-to's
Recommended for You:
Soil: Evenly moist, organically rich, slightly acid, well-drained soils.
Light: Part shade to full shade -- Best in part shade (some morning sun or sun dappled conditions).
Water: Medium -- Established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves), but soils should never be allowed to dry out. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves.
Spacing: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Fertilizing: Light application of time release fertilizer, or side-dress with compost and organic amendments when new growth appears in early spring.
Winterizing: Foliage should be cut back to the ground in the fall. Provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs, 2" of leaves or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving, and protect the shallow crowns.
Maintenance & Pruning: GreatGardenPlants.com offers slug-proof varieties. However, there may be regions of the country where the environment is conducive to slugs. Slugs are the bane of Hostas; use slug bait, dishes of beer, and diatomaceous earth to discourage them. Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves, and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
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