Hosta 'Sum and Substance' (Plantain Lily)
Perhaps the largest and most popular of the hostas, this robust award winner has immense leathery leaves of chartreuse that become gold as summer approaches. A bold landscape feature when accentuated by smaller bright-colored hostas and other perennials. Thick foliage resists slug damage. Hosta of the Year, 2004. An herbaceous perennial.
Once established, drought tolerant but requires regular moisture for best performance.
- Light: Shade
- Water: Average
- Role: Filler and Thriller
- Height: 3 feet
- Spacing: 5-6 feet