Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’ the – Plantain lily – A fabulous and very exotic looking clump-forming perennial growing to a height of 0.75cm high with spread of 1.2m. It has ovate to heart-shaped, pointed, pale green leaves up to 50cm long that pucker with age and also turn an alluring shade of yellowy green. From June racemes of pale lilac, bell-shaped flowers are borne on 1m long stems which tower over the foliage. This is a very large and imposing hosta that is essential for the tropical style garden that is as tough as old boots taking hard frost in its stride.
Common Name: Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’ – Originally known as Funkia! Plantain lily
Tenderness Rating: Hardy
Ease of growing: Easy
Position: Dappled shade or full sun if well watered
Soil Condition: Humus Rich, Moist well drained soil
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