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Hosta 'Sum & Substance'

These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear huge, broad, ovate leaves that can be light green or chartreuse, depending on how much sun that plant gets. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
3 ft tall x 5-6 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Heat and humidity tolerant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

Blush pink-white aromatic blooms grow high atop chocolate brown/maroon foliage.

Blooms mid summer
1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts butterflies
Fragrant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Sweet, pink, heart-shaped flowers are contrasted against feathery blue-green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone

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Bright yellow flowers bloom on variegated foliage of green with white margins. New growth has a pink tinge on the tips of the leaves, accompanied by pink buds. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
6-12″ tall x 6-12″ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Attracts butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance

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Clusters of periwinkle blue saucer-shaped flowers grow on green foliage that turns orange red in fall and creates a dense spreading mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Clump-forming rose-pink leaves that darken to bronze-pink as they mature. Small bell-shaped flowers appear on tall stems early in the season. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Pale blue flowers, round silver leaves with deep green edge, blooms early spring to mid spring, 0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft wide, part to full shade

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear pointy leaves with a gold centre and wide green margins, with a contrasting line between the two, making it look like one leaf is laying on top of the other. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate. Sport of ‘Gold Standard’.

Blooms mid to late summer
2 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Heat and humidity tolerant

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear dark green leaves with wide chartreuse margins. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate. Sport of ‘Summer Music’.

Blooms late summer
2 ft tall x 4.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Heat and humidity tolerant

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