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Hosta Roots (Spring-Planted) - Sum & Substance Out for Season

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  • Perennial; Grows up to 30 Inches Tall x 40 Inches Wide
  • Mid Summer Blooming, Easy to Grow, Pollinator Attractor
  • Prefers Sun/Partial Shade

Product Description

The spring-planted Sum and Substance Hosta is a giant! This hosta reaches a staggering 6 feet across and produces chartreuse leaves that are 9 inches wide and 20 inches long, wow! The Sum and Substance perennial hosta is also resistant to slugs or snails making it one of the most low maintenance varieties we offer! It is no wonder that the Sum and Substance Hosta bulb was named the 2004 America Hosta Grower's Association Hosta of the Year!
  • Fast Facts

    Name:Sum & Substance Hosta
    Botanical Name:Hosta
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Bulb/Tuber Size:No. 1
    Color:Huge Charteuse Leaves, Tall Lavender Blooms
    Planting Season:Spring
    Bloom Season:Mid Summer
    Height at Maturity:Up to 30" Tall x Up to 40" Wide
    Planting Depth:Top of Root Should Be No More Than 1" Below Soil
    Light Requirement:Sun / Partial Shade
    Hardiness Zones:3 - 9
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Hosta Bulbs/Rhizomes:

    Plant your Hostas in rich, moist, well-drained soil. Hostas prefer partial shade to shade (Approx. 2 1/2 hrs. of morning sun and afternoon shade) and need protection from the hot summer sun. Blue Hostas need more shade to retain their blue color and the yellow and white leaved varieties require more sun to maintain their color. Thick leaved Hostas will tolerate more sun compared to thin leaved varieties. Plant your Hosta with the roots pointing downwards and the eye just below soil level. Space the bulbs according to the mature width of the variety. (Example: a Hosta with a mature width of 20" plant half that, or 10” from the next bulb, a Hosta with a mature width of 48" plant 24"; from its neighbor, etc.)

    Hostas like plenty of water and additionally, the larger leaved varieties may also need more water. As is typical, Hostas like a good watering weekly as opposed to light watering’s a couple times a week an inch of water is a good measurement to go on. Sprouts can be expected within a few weeks in warm climates and in the spring in cool climates.

    Should you choose to or need to due to poor soil; fertilize your Hosta in spring to mid-summer with a balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer is recommended. Cease feeding after July to allow the plant to harden for the winter. Hosta blooms typically occur mid-summer. Both leaves and flowers can be cut from the plant and it will not harm the plant. When finished blooming, remove the dead stalks.

    It takes 4-8 years for a Hosta to reach full size. Propagate by dividing crowded clumps in the spring when new shoots appear. The best time is in the fall after the leaves die or in August/mid-Sept, or one month before the first frost. This will give the roots sufficient time to establish themselves before winter

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Product Reviews

Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews

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Big and Beautiful!

We love hostas, and I've grown lots of them from the dwarfs to the big ones. This is one of the largest, and never disappoints. I use them for focal points in several places, and as long as there's some shade and moisture, they're up with huge, apple green leaves all season, every year, For me, the whole plant is a well-shaped mound about a yard high. Everybody loves them. They're so dependable, I'm ordering more this year.

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