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Hosta So Sweet

This Plantain Lily has glossy, medium green leaves with white margins and very fragrant white flowers. Its compact shape and size makes it ideal for edging a shady garden. (Hosta)

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 14-22" tall, 32-36" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 14HOS3
Common Name Plantain Lily
Botanical Name Hosta
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Estimated Mature Height 14-22" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 32-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Variegated
Foliage Glossy green leaves with a wide white margin.
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Fragrant, Containers, Borders, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy to Grow
Special Groups N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Hostas are shade lovers grown mostly for their beautiful foliage, and they're probably the very best plants for groundcover under trees in most parts of the U.S. Its simple: they're delighted to grow in shady spots where your grass will not. (They are super hardy in cold areas, but are somewhat difficult as far south as the Gulf Coast.)

Any gardener who lives in the huge area where Hostas are popular knows them. Now with over 1000 named cultivars, there are Hosta collectors everywhere. Just choose your favorites from the small, medium, and large sizes, and an endless choice of leaf designs. The plants, members of the lily family, are native to Korea, China and Japan, and gardeners there have used them for centuries for landscaping. The craze for Hostas is more recent in the U.S. And why not? They offer an endless variety of their wonderful fountain mound shape of handsome foliage--in lush shades of green, bluish-green, yellowish green, and all sorts of variegated types. Nothing is easier to grow; in fact, most gardeners simply ignore them, and they form their beautiful round shapes all by themselves, year after year.

Propagation is simple, too: If you've never divided a Hosta, let me tell you how simple and successful it can be. I once volunteered to help a friend divide three or four large, old Hosta clumps into smaller plants to line a shady walk. We began by digging them up, and then split the big fleshy root masses with a hatchet. Underground, Hostas are much like Daylilies, with fleshy, heavy masses of thick rootstocks. Once, we had the old clumps chopped into 8 or 10 equal-size pieces each, we simply dug a trench on both sides of the shady walk, and buried the pieces spaced evenly apart. They looked fine on through that summer, and the very next spring, each one was up, healthy, and already formed into a perfect circle! So don't think if you divide yours, you'll disturb that wonderful round fountain shape. They just recover and create a new whorled circle wherever you put the divided pieces. Today, that walk is edged with large, lush circles of Hosta foliage all season long.

The Flowers Yes, Hostas do flower, and some cultivars have quite beautiful blooms, mostly purplish, blue or white, on tall lily-like stems above the foliage. Hosta purists often nip off the flower stalks before they can bloom, preferring to throw all the growth into the all-important foliage of the plants.

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  • Astilbe japonica Deutschland

    Astilbe japonica Deutschland

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  • Garden Gloves

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Reviews

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4.8

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        4.0

        Holy hosta

        By Rookie Gardener

        from Des Moines, IA

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              Comments about Hosta So Sweet:

              Planted this as a filler at the back of the bed. Packed as roots and grew very quickly!

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              5.0

              Hosta so Great

              By Liz from Upstate

              from Clemson, SC

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              Pros

              • Flowers last a long time
              • Lived Up To Its Descripti
              • Long Lasting Performance

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              • none

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                Comments about Hosta So Sweet:

                Hosta So Sweet was delivered on time and in good condition.

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                5.0

                Lovely leaves, graceful bloom stalk

                By Holly

                from Gainesville, Fl.

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about Hosta So Sweet:

                This hosta did very well getting through the Florida summer last year! Blooms were beautiful as were the variegated leaves:) Since Florida winters are so mild (ESPECIALLY this last one), I experimented with potting some of the hosta in terra cotta and refrigerating them. Those I put in the fridge leafed out over a MONTH before the ones in the ground! I can't believe the difference! The ones in the ground did EVENTUALLY emerge, but if you want them present early on, use a fridge in Florida.

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful flowers, very healthy plants!

                By Flowernut

                from Oaklyn, NJ

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                      Comments about Hosta So Sweet:

                      These hosta plants are gorgeous once established. I recently moved and had to leave mine behind. I purchased more from American Meadows and they are up and ready to flower although not fully established like they will be next year. The white flowers this hosta produces are beautiful and fragrant. The hummingbirds love them. You won't be disappointed!

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                      5.0

                      Hosta So Sweet

                      By inkflute

                      from Springfield, MO

                      Comments about Hosta So Sweet:

                      Only had one that didn't perform and was sorry there were none to replace it till next year.

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                      Shipping

                      Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                      • Astilbe japonica Deutschland

                        Astilbe japonica Deutschland

                      • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                        All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                      • Garden Gloves

                        Garden Gloves

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