Summa Cum Laude

Hosta "Summa Cum Laude" review

Shows margin immediately. Through the years we have been blessed with at least six variegated sports of 'Sum And Substance'. All have been very nice, but much like other registered sports already available. However, observing this sport for the last years we have found it distinctively unique: The base color is typical S&S, but edged in a very regular cream-yellow edge of about 3/4". Beyond this the presentation is unlike the other S&S sports we have seen. 1. SCL has a very distinct, controlled, mounded clump form. 2. Leaf shape is round and usually somewhat convex, even on an established clump. 3. While most S&S sports emerge chartreuse and then gradually express a colored edge, SCL expresses the gold edge immediately. Established clumps here measure about 40" across with a distinct mounded effect. Mature leaf measurement here is about 8" x 11". We can recommend 'SUMMA CUM LAUDE' without hesitation. A good grower and very well behaved, it makes a fine garden specimen.

Hosta "Summa Cum Laude" information:

Size Category large
Hosta height x width 50x165 cm (20x65 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 36x33 cm (14x13 in.) inches
Vein pairs 13-15
Leaf color
Variegation edge
Leaf type a bit corrugated
Petiole a bit corrugated
Scape light green
Scape height 100 cm (39 in.)
Flower lavender
Flower length 5 cm (2 in.)
Flowering period July - August