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Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’


Plantain Lily

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyAsparagaceaeAgaves, asparagus, hyacinths, and others
GenusHostaNamed for 19th century Austrian physician and botanist Nicolaus Thomas Host
Cultivar‘Sum and Substance’

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Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Hosta ‘Sum (Plantain Lily)

5/27/2016 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)