Hosta are shade garden dependables. There are over 7000 registered cultivars. They come in a huge range of size (both leaf and plant), leaf colouring, variegation, growth rate and slug resistance. Though there are many hosta that survive the most grueling spots of sun and dry soil, surviving is not thriving, and you will find the most successful are planted in moist spots that get some shade-like where slugs thrive. Sum and Substance' makes a huge mound of chartreuse to medium gold foliage; up to 180cm wide and 100cm tall. Good slug resistance. Pale lavender flowers on 100cm scapes in mid to late summer. Hosta of the Year 2004.
Bloom time July
Hardiness Zone 3
Please note: This picture shows what the plant may look like when more mature. At this time our plants may not look like this.