- Botanical Name:Hosta ‘Sun and Substance’
- Height:36 Inches
- Spacing:5′ – 6′
- Depth:Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Plant with the tip of the crown just below or at ground level.
- Spread:5′ – 6′
- Light Required:Partial Shade, Full Shade
- Color:Shades of purple
- Size:2-3 Eye Bareroot
- Blooms:Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer
- Flower Form:Bell-shaped flowers on scapes.
- Soil Requirements:Tolerant of a wide range of soils, but best if evenly moist and well-drained.
- Growth Rate:Moderate
- Pruning:Remove spent flower stems to tidy up the plants for the rest of the growing season. After flowering.
- Foliage:Large, broad leaves in shades of light green
- Comments:One of the easiest plants to grow and perfect for shade. The light green foliage adds a touch of brightness to a dark, shaded landscape. Large, broad leaves are a great textural contrast to other shade-loving plants like Ferns, Astilbe, and Hakonechloa. Purple flowers that bloom on long scapes above the foliage are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
This 2004 Hosta of the Year Award winner is one of the largest hosta cultivars available! Its immense, glossy, textured leaves grow up to 20 in. long and range in hues from light green to chartreuse to gold. Grows 2-3 ft. tall with a 3-5 ft. spread. Lavender flowers open above the foliage in August and attract hummingbirds. Resists slugs. Hostas, like Sum and Substance, add color and texture to shaded areas. These easy-care perennials are perfect for growing under deciduous trees, along shaded walkways and even as ground cover. Grow in full to partial shade. Bareroot. Zones 3-8.