Hosta Sum and Substance
Impressive large golden foliage and charming lavender flower spikes which are attractive to bees throughout summer.
Month Available: July
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Purple
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
Sun/Shade: Partial or full shade
Season of Interest: Summer
Plant Type: Perennial
Main Attribute: Foliage colour from spring to autumn.
Height / Spread: 75cm x 120cm (2ft 6in x 4ft)
I have a small balcony garden, and this is great in a pot, offering fantastic bright foliage colour to complement the flowering plants.
Where to Plant: Patio pots, Borders
Pests and Diseases: Generally disease free but can be prone to slugs and snails.
Plant Care: Apply a mulch to the crown in autumn or early spring.
Care and Time: Medium - spring
Benefits: Fantastic plants for shade, ideal for edging around ponds. Can be grown in pots as well to add foliage interest to the patio or balcony.
History: More commonly known as Plantain Lily.
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