Hosta 'Sum and Substance' 2 Gallon Pot
Perhaps the largest and most popular of the hostas, this super sized award winner has massive chartreuse leathery leaves that become gold as summer approaches. A bold landscape feature when accentuated by smaller bright-colored hostas and other perennials. The thick foliage allows for great Slug and Snail resistance.
Additional Product Info
Resists: Slug and Snail
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 5-6 Feet
Flower Colors: Purple
Requirement: Part Sun to Shade
Bloom Time: July-August
Uses: Landscape, Shade garden, cut flower
Early Spring: Apply a light application of balanced or slow-release fertilizer or side-dress with compost and organic amendments when new growth appears. Divide or transplant now before leaves unfurl. Water newly planted plants well if it is unseasonably dry, as Hostas prefer evenly moist soil.
Mid-Spring: Mulch plants after soil has warmed, keeping mulch away from the crowns to discourage rot.
Late Spring: Watch for slug damage and use preventative measures if slugs are active.
Summer: Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming, unless you want to collect seed.
Fall: Cut foliage back to soil level. For new plants, provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving.
We at Black Forest Garden Centre, know that our customers buy plants expecting them to grow, and not intending on killing them! But sometimes things just go wrong, we offer a no hassle 1-season warranty on all perennials.
We are unable to offer a warranty on plants purchased on discount or end of season specials.