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Hosta 'Sum & Substance' (7 of 13)

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 hard frost.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; prune away foliage and apply mulch after first frost.
Zone 10: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; prune away unsightly foliage when necessary; mulch to conserve moisture.

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