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Sum Total Hosta foliage
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Plant Height: 30 inches
Flower Height: 4 feet
Spacing: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2
Other Names: Plantain Lily, Funkia
Gigantic leaves will leave you dumbstruck because the are HUGE
Sum Total Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive enormous textured round leaves remain dark green in colour with showy chartreuse variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Sum Total Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Sum Total Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Sum Total Hosta will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 6 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 5 feet apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.