PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.

Hosta
Hosta 'American Sweetheart'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: American Sweetheart
Hybridized by Hansen
Registered or introduced: 2002
» View all varieties of Hostas

Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

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

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

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:

Upright

Growth Rate:

Slow

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Unknown - Tell us

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:

Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

2" - 2 1/2"

3" - 3 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Mid

Mid/Late

Flower Shape:

Tubular

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Lavender

Regional

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

Cordele, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Belfield, North Dakota

Glouster, Ohio

Marion, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

0
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 23, 2004, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 26"-30". Sport of H. Sea Thunder, H. Hansen 2002.