1996 Hosta of the Year. Strong heat tolerance makes 'So Sweet' a great selection for the South. A hosta with excellent vigor, suitable for mass plantings. Crisp green, heart shaped leaves with golden margins that age to white. Lightly scented lavender flowers.
Production Location: Florida
Tray Size: 38 plants
Common Name: Plantain lily
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Mature Height: 18 inches
Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 60-70 F (days) 50-60 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 0.6-0.9
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at very low levels of 50-75 ppm N
Moisture Level: Allow plants to dry between ample waterings.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Aphids, mice, slugs
Vernalization Requirements: Beneficial, not necessary.
Supplemental Lighting: Plants require 14+ hours photoperiod.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long Day
Other: These plants will benefit from 50% shade cover.