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Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

Hosta (Very Large)

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Hosta 'Sum and Substance' – CLOSEOUT. Get these high quality items at a bargain basement price while you can. Once gone these Hosta are gone for good! This giant yellow blasts a beacon of gold in the spring shade garden settling back to chartreuse-yellow in summer; certainly not a new plant but still one for an eye-popping bold specimen or the larger shade garden. Each leaf can be 18 inches long by 15 inches wide. Light purple summer flowers. I can't help but think of the Glen Close line from Fatal Attraction, “I will not be ignored”... And so it is with 'Sum and Substance'.

More About Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

  • Size Classification: Very Large


36 in


60 in


Item Description Price  
HOSSUMAS Hosta 'Sum and Substance' (5 inch Square x 6 Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) Sale Price $12.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade


  • Border
  • Woodland
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Accent
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Hosta

Hosta. Hosta is a staple for shade gardeners. Hostas prefer open to dappled shade conditions. Early morning or late day sun is generally acceptable. The exception to the rule (and it seems in the plant world there is always at least one exception to the rule!) is Hosta plantaginea which requires more sun for flowering to occur. Hostas can fill a midsummer’s day dream with spikes of lavender, purple and white blossoms, some fragrant. There are growers and collectors who dislike hosta flowers though I find this a curious affectation; I am personally grateful for perennials of easy disposition that so readily bloom, carefree, adorning and lighting the woodland garden during a period that might otherwise be a flowerless void. Flower your garden! Dig in. Have fun. Hostas prefer fertile draining soil with many demonstrating moderate drought tolerance once established. Many of the following are offered as pot-grown divisions of our stock plants. Others are from tissue culture. For Hosta there are several different size charts available that can be found on line with some digging. Of course, some plants straddle these arbitrary determinations. We are using the following classification...

Mature Heights:

Miniature: less than 6 inches

Small: 6 - 12 inches

Medium: 12 - 18 inches

Large: 18 - 24 inches

Very Large: 24+ inches