Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #158 - 'So Sweet'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
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ViolaAnn
Apr 29, 2016 1:18 PM CST
This should be Daily #159!

'So Sweet' is a medium sized plant with glossy green leaves with a wide white margin, good substance, will take sun; fragrant lavender flowers. The 1996 Hosta of the Year. Registered by Paul Aden which makes the originally registered origin of the plant highly suspect - http://www.hostalibrary.org/firstlook/Introduction.htm I acquired mine September 2005. Please feel free to share your pictures of this hosta.

June 21
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July 25
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Aug. 13
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Sept. 21
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Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 29, 2016 6:52 PM CST
I grow 'So Sweet' and I have liked it since I planted it here. Then I saw a hosta advertised as Sun Hosta, it was supposedly a sport of So Sweet. So I bought some and planted the four Sun Hosta around the garden, one I planted right next to 'So Sweet' so I could judge for myself the differences.
Now after a full year here are the results...can anyone tell the difference?
'So Sweet':
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Sun Hosta:
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The two planted next to each other, 'So Sweet' is the one in the back, I have had it a year or two longer than the Sun Hosta in the foreground so naturally it is larger.
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They do take sun rather well even in my 8b garden.


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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Apr 29, 2016 9:06 PM CST
They sure look the same! I've always thought "Sun Hosta" was a marketing name, but then I don't live in Alabama. It's not listed in the My Hostas Database list of hostas with 'sun' in their names - http://www.myhostas.be/db/info_search.php?fld=hname&cond=c&s...
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...

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