So Sweet

luckykat13November 11, 2013

This picture of So Sweet just taken. Nov 11. This is my last man standing. It looks great. We have had multiple frosts. Everyone else is brown and crispy. They are calling for a little snow tomorrow so I figured I was running out of time. Is it typical of So Sweet to be so frost resistant?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jadie88(7 MD)

Mine is one of the last holdouts, too. At first I thought So Sweet would be a lackluster addition to the group, but I have really been impressed with how fresh and vibrant it is. And fragrant...gotta love it!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 4:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bkay2000(8a TX)

She's probably my favorite hosta. She grows quickly, comes up early, doesn't burn, stays compact, blooms prolifically and stays late. What more can you ask? (Well, she could be fertile.)

Wonder who Aden stole her from?


    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 7:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bkay2000(8a TX)

On second thought, I think Steve said she was a Florence Shaw plant, but I'm not sure.


My So Sweet #1

    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 10:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
josephines123 z5 ON Canada

BK....every time I think of So Sweet, or look at her, my mind conjures up this beautiful photo you posted of the most beautiful So Sweet hosta I have had the pleasure of viewing!

LuckyKat...mine is just new this year, still in pot....but it seems like she is quite hardy and was one of the very last to change colour....what a bonus. Yours looks pretty in your garden and is a nice size...had her long??


    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 12:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Josephine, I have had her for 4 years but she has been unimpressive in previous years. Last October I dug her up and moved her to the current location to make room for a new front walk. She must like this spot because her size tripled this year.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 5:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jan_on zone 5b

bkay - I have 'So Sweet' because of your recommendation. I had accumulated almost all of the HOTYs and inquired here if 'So Sweet' and "Fragrant Bouquet' were still considered top notch cultivars. You posted your photo, I bought one, you were right! I love 'Fragrant Bouquet' also.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 10:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bkay2000(8a TX)

Actually, I got her in 2009. I accidentally ordered three of her (one of my best hosta investments). I stuck them all in the same pot. It was beautiful almost immediately. That's when she became my favorite. I bought 3 more to put in the ground in 2011, but they didn't make it to the ground. Their "interim" pot became their home. These were skimpy divisions of a mature plant and reverted to juvenile leaves immediately. However, in 2012. she started to shine. This year was a dud, however, for most all my hosta growth.

Next year, So Sweet #2 should be a really nice, full hosta again.. She needs to recover. She suffered quite a bit of spring damage this year. I would guess that most of my hosta lost at least a year's maturity this spring. It was a REALLY tough spring.


So Sweet #2 in 2012

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 10:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It is good to add to So Sweet's resume that she is hardy to early frost. My two (I added a 2nd one from different nurseries) are only 2nd and 1st year growers here.

BK, your #2 So Sweet is gorgeous in that last picture.

But I've had Fragrant Bouquet since May of 2011 and she and a neighboring Squash Casserole of the same vintage managed to be the consistent good performers this year. They looked so good that I'm now trying to duplicate the conditions they shared which might lead others to perform so well next year.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 11:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bkay2000(8a TX)

I finally bought a FB this year. It bought 2, so that I could have a large pot sooner. Thanks for reminding me of Squash Casserole. Your's is so beautiful and held up so well, that I decided I had to have that one, too.


    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 9:51AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hey, BK, I know that feeling! I smile and am very pleased. I feel it is a miracle that all are doing "okay", and some are doing very well--or at least better than I'd hoped for.

Maybe you and I will have our dream of a hosta garden after all!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 10:27AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
mulch around hostas. leaves, etc.
I have always read that you need to clean up the hostas...
Private email to a poster
Now you CAN privately e-mail a I just now...
Babka NorCal 9b
This will be my first year planting hostas so you could...
When could I remove the covers from the 2 ceramic pots of mini hostas?
The in-ground hostas are still very much in dormancy....
Esther-B, Zone 7b
Need Expertise from Utah Hosta Growers
I've been following this forum for several years and...
Sponsored Products
Gervin Ottoman - Key Largo Pumice Beige
Joybird Furniture
Crawling Halloween Zombie with Lights and Sound
Grandin Road
Glass Vase Chandelier
$39.99 | Dot & Bo
Casdon Kids Play Mini Market Till - 574
$21.49 | Hayneedle
Joy Carpets Awesome Blossom Area Rug - 1536-B-BOLD
$129.99 | Hayneedle
Navy & Pink Personalized Party Planner
$17.99 | zulily
Boyds Carrot Treasure Box Figurine
$11.99 | zulily
Desiree Rug
Dot & Bo
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™