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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'So Sweet'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: So Sweet
Hybridized by Aden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1985

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Plant Size (check one):
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jamie68 On Sep 18, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This Hosta is nice looking, easy to grow, and has lovely fragrant flowers....what more could you ask?? Just a wonderful little Hosta!

Positive smiln32 On Jul 6, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

P. Aden - IRA/1985. Hosta of the Year 1996. Sun tolerant and fragrant flowers.

Positive Greenwood On May 6, 2002, Greenwood from Bonifay, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:

The mound of white margined foliage, does not become as large as other flowered white margined hosta but does well in nursery containers.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bonifay, Florida
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Dacula, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Washington, Illinois
Elberfeld, Indiana
Logansport, Indiana
Newburgh, Indiana
New Ulm, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Winona, Minnesota
Lothair, Montana
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Medora, North Dakota
Glouster, Ohio
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Portland, Oregon
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Seymour, Tennessee
Union City, Tennessee
San Antonio, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia
Vancouver, Washington
Marion, Wisconsin

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