Hosta 'Sum and Substance' in the Hostas Database

Data specific to Hostas (Edit)
Name of Hybridizer: Florence Shaw
Year of Registration: 1980

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 48 inches
Plant Spread: 84 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Foliage Mound Height: 31 inches
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Awards and Recognitions: A.H.G.A. Hosta of the Year
Other: 2003 Great Plant Picks award winner
Parentage: possibly H. nigrescens x Bengee
Child plants: 77 child plants


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June 20, 2015

We open the Hostas Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Posted by pirl (Southold, Long Island, NY - Zone 7a) on Nov 15, 2013 10:29 PM

Too big for my taste. I'd love to sell it but last time I tried to take a chunk from it I had to use a saw and it took a long time.

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Seedfork On April 23, 2015 Plant emerged
First pip shown for this year, one of the latest Hostas to show each year.
Seedfork On June 20, 2013 Obtained plant
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