Hosta
Hosta 'Sum of All'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sum of All
Hybridized by Zilis
Registered or introduced: 2003
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Plant Size (check one):

Giant (leaf >144 square inches; plant >28 tall)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Very Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:

Light Green

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Golden Yellow

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

16 to 18

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1" - 1 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Late

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Medium Lavender

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Machesney Park, Illinois

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Dayton, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 27, 2005, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Leaf size: 16" long, 12" wide. Flower scapes 30"-48". M. Zilis 2003.

Neutral

On Jan 20, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

Sport of 'Sum and Substance'.