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HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Clump forming perennial. Heart-shaped, flat, glossy leaves 50cm (20in) long becoming puckered when mature. Flowers on scapes 1m (39in) tall
Very hardyHardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
Full sunTolerates sun in moist soil.
HOSTA 'Sum and Substance'
- Mature Size
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowLeaves have good slug/snail resistance.Pests & Diseasesslugs, snails. Vine weevil in pot grown plants. Possibly virus infectionsPlace of originGarden origin (USA)
Leaf Colour (if not green)Gold/yellow
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilShelter from cold dry winds. Will not tolerate drought. Mulch annually in spring to keep in moisture
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