Sum and Substance

Hosta "Sum and Substance" review

Give Sum and Substance plenty of room to grow as this giant gets 3 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Sum and Substance is one of the largest varieties on the market. It falls into the “Giant” or “Jumbo” category. Reaching 3 feet in height with a 6 feet spread this plant is sure to turn some heads. With its large glossy green-gold leaves and attention grabbing size Sum and Substance makes a great specimen plant. Plants re fast growers as long as their water needs are met.

Hosta "Sum and Substance" information:

Size Category xtra large
Hosta height x width 90x150 cm (35x59 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 45x38 cm (18x15 in.) inches
Vein pairs 14-17
Leaf color
Variegation lutescent
Leaf type thick, waxy, glossy, corrugated
Petiole thick, waxy, glossy, corrugated
Scape droops
Scape height 180 cm (71 in.)
Flower pale lavender
Flower length 7.5 cm (3 in.)
Flowering period July - August
Fertile limited/difficult
Ploidy 3-3-3
Sports 'Abba Windows' sport/o 'American Idol' sport/gy 'Bankrupt' sport/wg 'Beauty Substance' sport/gy 'Blizzard' sport/os 'Bottom Line' sport/gy 'Buckeye' sport/gy 'Corona' sport/gy 'Crickett Bailedout' sport/gy 'David A. Haskell' sport/gy 'Domaine de Courson' sport/gg 'Eagle's Nest' sport/gy 'Emmett Armitage' sport/yg 'Ferris Wheel' sport/wy 'Final Summation' sport/yg 'Fran Godfrey' sport/yg 'Giantland Cup of Java' sport/os 'Gift of Sight' sport/yw 'Golden Piecrust' sport/yy 'Golden Substance' sport/yy 'Grand Total' sport/gg 'Green Gables' sport/gg 'Gunther's Prize' sport/o 'Honeysong Dream Edge' sport/yg 'Irish Hills' sport/gg 'Lady Isobel Barnett' sport/gy 'Lodestar' sport/gy 'Parhelion' sport/yw 'Pomp and Circumstance' sport/yy 'Prairie Sum Shine' sport/yy 'Shiny Substance' sport/yy 'Something Good' sport/yg 'Sum and Subtle' sport/yg 'Sum Cup-o-Joe' sport/o 'Sum It Up' sport/gy 'Sum Like it Hot' sport/os 'Sum of All' sport/gy 'Sum Piecrust' sport/gg 'Sum Streaker' sport/os 'Sum Sunfish' sport/gy 'Sum Total' sport/gy 'Sum Treasure' sport/yg 'Sum Upper Crust' sport/os 'Sum Whopper' sport/gy 'Summa Cum Laude' sport/gy 'Summary Judgement' sport/om 'Sumsational' sport/yg 'Supersonic' sport/gy 'Tiffney's Godzilla' sport/gy 'Titanic' sport/gy 'Totally Awe Sum' sport/o 'Variable Sum' sport/yg 'Vim and Vigor' sport/gg 'Watercolours' sport/o 'Windfall' sport/yg 'Winter Snow' sport/yw 'Zebson' sport/yy
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