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Hosta 'Sum & Substance'
Common Name: Plantain Lily Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Hosta  'Sum & Substance'
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The enormous, golden leaves - largest of any Hosta - form a huge mound up to six feet across of glowing gold that lights up the shade. Pale lavender flowers appear in August. All eyes turn to it! Just give it enough space to show off. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Garden Origin

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Geranium phaeum "'Samobor'"
Hosta "'Titanic'"
Persicaria microcephala "'Red Dragon'"
Matteucia struthiopteris

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