Hosta 'Sum & Substance'

Hosta ‘Sum & Substance’

Plantain lily

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hosta 'Sum & Substance'
  • Common name: Plantain lily
  • Family: Hostaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Hostas are popular, shade-loving plants, grown mainly for their beautiful foliage, although most varieties also have pretty, tubular flowers. Hosta leaves come in a wide range of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures, so there’s a huge choice to suit you and your garden.

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Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’ has large yellow-green leaves and delicate lilac flowers. It’s ideal for growing in a shady border or as part of a shady container display. Unlike some hostas, which can tolerate sun, Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’ requires partial to full shade, as sun can scorch its leaves and stress the plant, as it needs moist soil.

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For best results, grow in partial to full shade, in rich, fertile, moist soil or compost. Add plenty of organic matter to the soil before planting. Mulch annually.

How to grow Hosta 'Sum & Substance'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Hosta 'Sum & Substance' and wildlife

Hosta 'Sum & Substance' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Hosta 'Sum & Substance' poisonous?

Hosta 'Sum & Substance' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People