Hosta American Sweetheart
Hosta American Sweetheart, Hosta 'American Sweetheart', is definitely a real sweetheart in the garden. It is a sport of Hosta 'Sea Thunder' with thick upright leaves. Like its parent, it displays green leaves with a white center!
However, the tetraploid version has a much wider green margin and much thicker leaves, which are held more upright than 'Sea Thunder'. Lavender flowers top the clump in August.
The leaves have wide dark green margins and creamy white centers. This low care perennial is ideal for shady positions. Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, highly organic soils with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. Sandy loam is better than clay because it provides more aeration for the roots.
'American Sweetheart' needs high-filtered or dappled sunlight which is necessary for clean, healthy growth. Morning sun is tolerable and will help to intensify the leaf colors, but hot afternoon sun is usually deadly to hostas!
This hosta is most at home in shady, woodland settings and often works well as specimen or edging plants. 'American Sweetheart' Hosta is an attention-getting plant in the border, along the foundation, or as an accent planting in any setting.
You will love its lovely flowers and wonderfully variegated foliage!
* Clump forming
* Shade lover
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Hosta 'American Sweetheart'|
|Mature Height||1 to 2 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 to 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Sun|