Hosta of the Day - Sum and Substance

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Hosta of the Day - Sum and Substance

Postby redcrx » Jun 30, 2017 5:31 pm

Sum and Substance is a gold hosta that can get huge. It is considered one of the best hosta ever. It also has a tendency to sport same very nice plants such as Titanic and Winter Snow.

Hosta Registry - http://hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5010&Variety=Sum%20and%20Substance
MyHostas Database - http://www.myhostas.be/db/hostas/Sum+And+Substance
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/s/sumsub.htm

l didn't realize there wasn't a "Hosta of the Day" for this plant (or I couldn't find one).

I have a few of these in my garden and a couple are getting BIG.
This first one is planted near my house and next to a Stained Glass. I think it was damaged a little by the cold this spring.
Sum and Substance 17 1885.jpg

It is putting up scapes.
Sum and Substance 17 1886b.jpg

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Sum and Substance 17 1888.jpg


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Re: Hosta of the Day - Sum and Substance

Postby redcrx » Jun 30, 2017 5:55 pm

This second one is in a garden I carved out a couple of years ago. It may get the most sun and got a little sun-burned earlier in the season.
Sum and Substance 17 1889.jpg

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This third one is the oldest and smallest. It was planted in 2008 but has to deal with limited sun, tree root competition, and maybe some vole activity (it in a basket now).

Actually, I have shown this one before and a long time ago when it put up a twisted scape and a double flower - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51626

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Re: Hosta of the Day - Sum and Substance

Postby redcrx » Jul 13, 2017 10:00 am

My Sum and Substance is in flower. The plant is also supporting a volunteer tomato plant.
That's Smokey to the right edge and Stained Glass to the bottom right.
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