Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

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
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone


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