tissue culture sport of H. 'Sum and Substance' was registered by
Mark Zilis of Illinois in 1999. It
forms a giant size mound about 31 inches tall by 72 inches wide. The
foliage is broadly oblong to ovate, wavy, convexly cupped,
slightly corrugated and somewhat unruly with thick substance.
Its pale lavender flowers bloom from late July into August.
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for
Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas
which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have
indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same
plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary
in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the
casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the
plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.
'Morning Light' is included on two look-alike lists in this
article. Following an algebra rule I learned in the last century, if
A=B and B=C, then A=C so all the hostas on both lists should be
List #1 - H.
Isobel Barnett', H. 'Sum
It Up' and
List #2 - H.
It Up', H. 'Sum
Total' and H. 'Tiffney's