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Hosta 'Sum and Substance' Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

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Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

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  • 5 to 6 Foot Span,
  • Sun Tolerant,
  • Slug Resistant
Common Name:Hostas
Plant Type:Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 What is my zone?
Height:3 - 3 Feet
Spread:5 - 6 Feet
Exposure:Full Shade (0-4 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Bee-Friendly, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:Purple Shades

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(Hosta) Hosta 'Sum and Substance' is an award winning hosta with 16-inch wide, egg shaped leaves that are ribbed and glossy to provide good slug resistance. 'Sum and Substance' prefers sunlight for 25% to 75% of the day, which in turn will vary the color of the leaves from light green to chartreuse to gold. In mid to late summer, songbirds will be attracted to pale lavender, bell-shaped flowers that open on tall 48 inch scapes.
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Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

Common Name Hostas
USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Perennial
Sun Exposure Full Shade (0-4 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate, Moist
Soil Type Clay
Nature Attractions Bee-Friendly, Hummingbirds
Flower Color Purple Shades
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous
Design Use Border, Container, Massing, Specimen
Season of Interest (Flowering) Late Summer, Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall, Spring, Summer

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Easy Review by Patty O | Zone: 6b
Hosta are hands down my favorite garden plant. Easy and so many to choose. Sum and Substance is one of the best. Plant in the right location and it will brighten your shade garden all season long. (Posted on 1/12/2012)
Homeowner Tips

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