How big does Sum and Substance hosta get?

How big does Sum and Substance hosta get?

‘Sum and Substance’ is an immense hosta growing to 30″ high and 60″ in diameter. Features large (20″ x 15″), heart-shaped, thick-textured, glossy yellow leaves which turn golden over time with proper sun exposure and racemes of bell-shaped, fragrant, white flowers on scapes up to 38″.

Can Sum and Substance hosta take sun?

Unlike some hostas, which can tolerate sun, Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’ requires partial to full shade, as sun can scorch its leaves and stress the plant, as it needs moist soil. For best results, grow in partial to full shade, in rich, fertile, moist soil or compost.

How do you divide the sum and substance hosta?

Sum and Substance is vegetatively propagated most commonly by division. Division entails dividing or splitting the crown into smaller sections that contain at least one bud and several adjoining roots. Growers can divide hostas throughout the growing season from spring to fall.

What are the tallest hostas?

The Empress Wu, Sum & Substance, and Gentle Giant Hostas are the largest commonly available hostas, typically growing to a spread of 5′-6′ wide. Giant hostas reach their full size after five years, although it may take longer if they’re not getting the nutrients and sunlight that they need.

How do you plant Empress Wu hosta?

A consistent mulch layer helps to retain soil moisture and is a must with ‘Empress Wu’ hosta. aim for a 2- to 3-inch layer (use the thicker layer in warmer regions). Mulch is most important when hosta plant varieties are newcomers in the garden and establishing root systems.

What time of year do you split hostas?

As you know, hostas are one of the best perennials for your shade garden. Hostas grow very quickly, so you want to divide the plants to keep them healthy. They grow from spring through fall, so the best time to divide is either early spring or in the fall.

When can you thin out hostas?

To thin a hosta plant, divide the clump into separate sections, each of which can be replanted to start a new plant. Though you can divide a hosta any time the ground is workable, it’s best to do it in the spring just as the leaves emerge from the ground, or in the fall about six weeks before the first expected frost.