Plantain Lily

Hosta Sum and Substance
Latin Name: Hosta Sum and Substance
Moisture/Zone: Keep moist
Flower Colour: Lilac
Growth Speed: Medium
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green
Position: Half shade/full shade

Possibly the largest of the hosta, this tough hosta has huge, corrugated yellow-green leaves that seem to ward off slugs and snails. Spikes of pale lilac flowers appear in July. Although it will cope with some sun, the leaves are best shaded from the midday sun and sheltered from cold, drying winds.