Hosta
Hosta 'So Sweet'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: So Sweet
Hybridized by Aden
Registered or introduced: 1986
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Fast

Leaf Shape:

Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Yellow

Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/4" - 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Mid/Late

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

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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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

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.