Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
*** Prior experience with hostas is helpful with this size ***
HOSTA OF THE YEAR 2004... Hosta 'Sum and Substance' features large, somewhat waxy leaves of heavy substance. The chartreuse-gold color display is more intense when exposed to some bright filtered sunlight. In fact this big beauty tolerates full sun more than most other hostas. Forms a large mound, with leaves measuring 18" long by 15" wide. One famous clump has grown to over 9' wide! Fertile. (Aden 1980)
Each year the American Hosta Growers Association selects 'the best of the best', and honors one variety as "Hosta of the Year". These special selections are acknowledged for being unique, easy to grow and loved by many. These plants are usually the cornerstones of most hosta collector's gardens making these selections a good choice for beginning collectors and gardeners alike.
DESIGNER HOSTA: This variety joins a select few other hostas in the exclusive "Designer" category. This plant has distinctive garden presence and exemplary landscape performance. The foliage is of good substance and demonstrates superior resistance to garden pests. This plant grows well in all parts of the country. A premium plant that looks great all season long!
This hosta is a winner of the prestigious "Popularity Poll" from the American Hosta Society. This variety has been named one of the very favorites of all hostas by the majority of the AHS members in an annual poll. Basically, this plant is "loved by all". An excellent choice for your garden.
MATURE HEIGHT: 36".
MATURE SPREAD: 60".
HARDINESS ZONES: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9.
FLOWER: Near white, mid season.
SUN EXPOSURE: Part sun to shade.
SIZE SHIPPED: 2" pot.
A small starter plant with one eye and a small set of roots.
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