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Hosta 'Sum and Substance' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

Hardy Perennial

This well loved Hosta produces large, heart shaped yellow foliage up to 50cm (20") long. The enormous leaves become gently puckered with age creating a lightly ribbed texture. Throughout July and August, Hosta 'Sum and Substance' bears tall stems of bells shaped, pale lilac flowers. Awarded an RHS AGM, this eye-catching hardy perennial is deservedly popular. Perfect for a damp shaded corner where it will make an impressive specimen plant. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 120cm (48").

Culinary note: The best part to use is the hoston, the rolled up leaf as it emerges in the spring. Cooking depends on the size of the hostons, small ones can be fried for a few minutes, going well in stir fries. Thicker ones are better boiled and used as a vegetable. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
patio, ground cover, cottage gardens, water garden, wildlife gardens, low maintenance garden, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
July, August
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £21.99
Grow Hosta plants in sun or dappled shade, on rich, moist, well-drained soil. Before planting, work some fresh compost or general fertiliser into the top 20cm of the soil. Alternatively plant Hosta in patio containers in soil based compost such as John In???
In autumn, remove old foliage and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant. Lift and divide Hosta plants in autumn every third year to maintain their vigour.

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