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is this sum and substance?

Posted by jiggreen zone 6b, carlisle PA (My Page) on
Thu, May 18, 06 at 0:56

i "happened" across this hosta a couple of years ago, well...truth be told, i snuck out in the middle of the night and dug this hosta up that was on an abandoned property and divided it, replanted it and took a couple of divisions home with me. i'm curious as to what kind of hosta it is. i'm thinking sum and substance, but i'm not sure. the original hosta that i took my divisions from was about 3 feet wide and 2 feet high...mine aren't quite that large yet. the individual leaves are much larger than any of the leaves on my other hostas. i should have taken a photo showing my hand as comparison to the leaf size, but i forgot to. i'm hoping someone can id from this picture.
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RE: is this sum and substance?

It looks just like sum and substance. It will continue to grow and get larger. I have one about that size. I have had it for two years. I have read they can get as large as 8 feet wide. I love my hosta plants! Enjoy!

RE: is this sum and substance?

  • Posted by jiggreen zone 6b, carlisle PA (My Page) on
    Sat, May 20, 06 at 8:19

thank you!

RE: is this sum and substance?

If it was at an abandoned house, it probably isn't Sum and Substance. Just a guess. It's most likely august lily (named because of the white lily like flowers blooming in august.)
Here's a link with pictures to compare yours to.

Here is a link that might be useful: august lily

RE: is this sum and substance?

The veins are right for sum and substance.

RE: is this sum and substance?

  • Posted by phil 5 Ohio (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 20, 11 at 19:06

NO, it does not look like any of mine.

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