(Mature Size: 36"T x 72"W) American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year 2004,
What can we say about this legendary hosta! If you don't own a 'Sum and Substance' hosta then hit the add to cart button now!
Forms a giant mound of wavy chartreuse foliage that is corrugated and cups up and down.
At up to nine feet across at maturity, 'Sum and Substance' Hosta is the most popular gold-leafed giant hosta.
We have seen this hosta be absolutely enormous but also 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide where it was fighting for moisture with tree roots.
Don't rob this hosta of its potential, plant in good fertile soil with good moisture retention.
There is a picture on the hosta library with Van Wade standing behind his enormous clump. It is easily 45"T!
Give this hosta deep fertile soil and adequate moisture then step back and enjoy!
Can handle a lot of sun here in NH.
This ideal specimen plant displays lavender flowers in mid-summer.
(F. Shaw/P. Aden 1980)
Giant Hosta Cultivar
Size: 36 inches tall by 72 inches wide, or bigger
Type: Slug-Resistant Sun-Tolerant Hosta
Product Size: 4.5 Inch Container
Better than imagined!
Posted by William in Memphis on 31st May 2017
This hosta arrived in perfect condition, very carefully packaged, and only 2 days after placing the order. I really expected a smaller/younger plant but it has about six very healthy medium sized leaves already. I've been telling everyone about what a good deal.