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Sum and Substance Hosta Plant

  • - Plantian Lily
  • - Height: 3-4 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Shade-Part Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-August
  • - Every order comes complete with a large, Grade #1 bulb, premium fertilizer for rapid growth, and comprehensive planting instructions to ensure your success.
Plant Features

Sum and Substance is a very large Hosta with a strong growth habit. Large chartreuse leaves can grow up to 16" large and form huge mounds in the garden. The leaves have a thick substance and exhibit good slug resistance. Pale lavender blooms appear in mid to late summer. The foliage is a brighter gold if placed in more sunlight. Hostas adapt well to varying conditions but grow best in moist soil. Their foliage provides wonderful color and texture to the garden!

Companion Planting: Astilbe, Dicentra, Ferns, Geranium, Grasses, Helleborus, Hemerocallis, Iris

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 0-6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 5-6 feet
Habit Mounded
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Container Garden, English Garden, Fall Garden, Japanese Garden, Pollinator Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Filler, Focal Point, Ground Cover, Texture
Pet Friendly No

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It's growing

Well, this is the first year that I purchased a hosta from GrowJoy. GrowJoy was totally awesome and replaced the first Sum and Substance Hosta with a new one when the first one didn't survive. The replacement one is growing but is still quite small. I expect that from most Hostas. I won't know for sure how it is going to do until next spring when it re-sprouts. So I will follow up then.

From Timothy | October 14, 2014

Nice Hosta

I order one Sum and Substance Hosta from GrowJoy. The first one died, but I contacted GrowJoy and they promptly sent me a replacement, no questions asked. That's some great customer service. The replacement Hosta is doing great! I don't have a photo yet for it, because a cut worm got to it and began to devour the leaves. I dispatched the worm, and the Hosta has recovered nicely. I attribute that to a healthy plant from GrowJoy. Thanks again.

From Timothy | August 15, 2014

Fast Shipping

The Sum and Substance Hosta Plant was delivered within two days!

From Timothy | May 14, 2014

Customer Service is World Class

My Sum and Substance Hosta was much smaller than I expected with yellowing leaves and one very small eye. However, GrowJoy stands behind their products and offered to replace it if it doesn't bounce back. Thank you, GrowJoy, for taking care of your customers. It is appreciated.

From Timothy | May 13, 2014

Perfect Sum and Substance Hosta

I love this Hosta plant in my shade garden!

From Francine | June 10, 2013