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Plantain lily 'Sum and Substance'

Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

This clump forming perennial produces heart shaped bright yellow green leaves that can get to half a metre in length. In Summer it produces racemes of pale lilac flowers.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested but foliage can be cut for floral arrangement as required.

Propagation

Division
Divide in late spring or early summer.

Special features

Geography

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
With it's lush foliage it suits being included in sub tropical gardens as well as being used as under planting of shrubs and roses in informal or urban gardens.

Personality

Family
Asparagaceae
Flower colour
Purples, Blue
Scent
None

Problems

Can be attacked by slugs, snails and vine weevil. They can also suffer from a virus.

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