Plantain Lily 'Sum And Substance'
Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
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Hosta 'Sum and Substance' is a clump-forming perennial cultivar that produces heart-shaped, bright yellow-green leaves that can get to half a metre in length. In summer flowers are formed on racemes, the blooms are pale lilac in colour
Generally not harvested but foliage can be cut for floral arrangement as required.
Collect seeds in autumn from dry seed heads, sow in Spring and place in a cold frame. Seeds are unlikely to come true.
Divide clumps every 4 or 5 years in late summer or early spring. Ensure each section has 1 to 3 good buds and trim away damaged roots. Replant at their original depth in the ground with the shoots just poking through the soil. Water and apply a granular feed.
Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
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.
Can also suffer from a virus.