Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’

(Sum and Substance Hosta)


Hardiness Zones:

 3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Sum and Substance’ is an immense hosta growing to 30″ high and 60″ in diameter. Features large (20″ x 15″), heart-shaped, thick-textured, glossy yellow leaves which turn golden over time with proper sun exposure and racemes of bell-shaped, fragrant, white flowers on scapes up to 38″. A dependable and versatile perennial requiring little care. Grown primarily for its beautiful foliage which provides color, contrast and texture to the landscape. This cultivar needs substantial sun to bring out the best golden foliage color. Dense foliage crowds out garden weeds. American Hosta Society multiple award winner.

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Easily grown in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Best in part shade (some morning sun or sun dappled conditions). Established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves), but soils should never be allowed to dry out. Full size and quality form are best achieved with consistent moisture. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves. Divide plants as needed in spring or autumn. Division is usually easiest in early spring before the leaves unfurl. Plant in locations protected from wind.

Additional information

Common Name

Sum and Substance Hosta

Botanical Name

Hosta 'Sum and Substance'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade


2 to 3ft.


3 to 5 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

mid summer

Flower Color




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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