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Hosta ‘Sum and Subtle’
Hosta ‘Sum and Subtle’
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Hosta ‘Sum and Subtle’


USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.700.460

Hosta are among the most popular of perennials for shady areas, with hundreds of varieties now readily available. Plants form sturdy mounds of foliage, topped with lily-like blooms. This large specimen selection has rounded and lightly corrugated leaves of yellow-gold with streaky margins that change from chartreuse to green. Pale lavender flowers appear in August. Given room this can grow to be fairly enormous. A sport of ‘Sum and Substance’ selected by Q & Z Nursery in Illinois.

Further details for
Hosta ‘Sum and Subtle’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   50-55 cm
   20-21 inches
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.