5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Plantain Lily 'Sum And Substance' Overview
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
Common problems with Plantain Lily 'Sum And Substance'
Can also suffer from a virus.
How to harvest Plantain Lily 'Sum And Substance'
Generally not harvested but foliage can be cut for floral arrangement as required.
How to propagate Plantain Lily 'Sum And Substance'
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.
Special features of Plantain Lily 'Sum And Substance'
Other uses of Plantain Lily 'Sum And Substance'
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.