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Hosta 'So Sweet' (Plantain lily 'So Sweet')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hosta 'So Sweet'

Other names

Plantain lily 'So Sweet'

Genus

Hosta Hosta

Variety or Cultivar

'So Sweet' _ 'So Sweet' is a mound-forming, deciduous perennial bearing ovate to lance-shaped, flat, glossy, mid-green leaves with creamy-white margins and lavender-blue buds opening to fragrant, funnel-shaped, white flowers in summer.


Hosta 'So Sweet' is: Deciduous

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Variegated, Green in Spring; Variegated, Green, Cream in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Hosta 'So Sweet' (Plantain lily 'So Sweet') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Containers, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile and moist, but well-drained, slightly acid or neutral soil. Shelter from any cold or drying winds. Avoid shallow, chalky soils as these cause leaves to yellow.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Hosta 'So Sweet'

Other names

Plantain lily 'So Sweet'

Genus

Hosta Hosta

Variety or Cultivar

'So Sweet' _ 'So Sweet' is a mound-forming, deciduous perennial bearing ovate to lance-shaped, flat, glossy, mid-green leaves with creamy-white margins and lavender-blue buds opening to fragrant, funnel-shaped, white flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Variegated, Green in Spring; Variegated, Green, Cream in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hosta 'So Sweet' (Plantain lily 'So Sweet') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Containers, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile and moist, but well-drained, slightly acid or neutral soil. Shelter from any cold or drying winds. Avoid shallow, chalky soils as these cause leaves to yellow.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Hosta 'So Sweet' (Plantain lily 'So Sweet')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Hosta virus X

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Virus affecting Hosta; present in the UK since at least the early 2000’s. Mechanically transmitted so spread can be reduced by good hygiene practices and use of healthy propagating material within the industry.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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