Sum of All Hosta Plant
The lovely band of gold that edges each leaf widens magnificently over time.
Introduced by Zilis in 2000, 'Sum of All' is a sport of the deservedly popular 'Sum and Substance,' itself no slouch in the leaf thickness department. But it leaves its parent far behind as these giant leaves (up to 16 inches long) acquire their bold texture and interresting up-and-out hold, which gives the entire plant a hectic appearance, as if being blown by a breeze. The central green color remains fresh and spring-light, shading unevenly into the band of gold. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!
In late summer lavender flowers on 4-foot stems top the foliage, but they can't distract for one minute from its majesty. While this isn't the largest hosta in the world, it is one of the most garden-worthy, its great size more than matched by its vigor and substance. You simply must have it for the garden this season. Zones 3-9.
|Variety||'Sum of All'|
|Zone||3 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Late Summer|
|Plant Height||3 ft|
|Plant Width||5 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Variegated|
|Bloom Color||Light Lavender|
|Foliage Color||Gold, Medium Green, Variegated|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Scorching|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Foundation, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|