I have an American Sweetheart - did you know who it's named after
Yesterday I picked up a pretty hosta named American Sweetheart. I came home and researched a bit.... apparently it is one of the first intentionally induced polyploids. It boasts thicker substance, wider margins (2 1/2" vs 3/4"), and more intense foliage colours than Sea Thunder, it's mother plant. It is purported to also be a much better grower.
As I read further I found out that it was named in honour of Mildred Seaver, America's "Queen of hostas" who also was known as "Queen Bee". I'm happy to say I have at least three of her hostas so far. :-)
R.I.P. Mildred Seaver.
Thank you for looking and I would love to see yours if you have one, mature or otherwise.
Without further ado, I present American Sweetheart.