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12 Plant Varieties and Their Zones

Learn more about these 12 plant varieties and the planting information for the different zones.

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Hosta 'Sum & Substance'(11 of 12)

- A large, herbaceous perennial noted for its chartreuse leaves and pale lilac flowers in summer.
- Grown primarily for its foliage.
- Plant in partial to full shade in moist, but well-drained soil; needs space.
- Fertilize in mid spring with water-soluble fertilizer.
- Water to establish and then when dry.
- Divide, if needed, in spring when new growth appears.
- Height: 30-36 inches
- Width: 36-72 inches
- Hardy in USDA zones 5-10:

Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in partial to full shade. Prune away foliage and apply extra mulch after first hard frost. Avoid contact with salt.

Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade. Prune away foliage and apply mulch after first hard frost.

Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade. Prune away foliage and apply mulch after first hard frost.

Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade. Prune away foliage and apply mulch after first frost.

Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade. Prune away foliage and apply mulch in late fall.

Zone 10: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade. Prune away unsightly foliage when necessary and mulch to conserve moisture.

Next Photo: Frances Williams Hosta

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