Hosta ‘So Sweet’


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Outstanding Qualities

In early summer a wonderful floral scent wafts from the white blossoms of this hosta cultivar named by the American Hosta Growers Association as Host of the Year for 1996. As the leaves emerge in springtime the margins are creamy yellow, maturing to white, and surround bright green centers.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 8

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: Appealing foliage of green and white all season along with fragrant flowers in summertime

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: bronze, burgundy, purple, rose

Great Color Partners: cream, dark green, lavender, white

Culture Notes
Most hostas prefer a location in light to open shade. Sites with hot sun should be avoided. Plant it in a location with rich moist to well-drained soils. Most hosts will tolerate sandy sites as well as clay. During dry weather provide regular watering, especially in sandy soils. Flowers can be removed once the blooms have faded and the foliage can be cut to the ground in fall.