• Water & Maintenance: Water until established. Can tolerate some sun. After being established, low- to no- maintenance, except for pest control (see below).
• Growth & Spread: Fast-growing. These plants range in height from 0.3 to 0.6 m and almost 1.0 m in spread.
• Flourishing Season: July and August
• Characteristics: Variegated leaves with a variety of whites and golds in a narrow margin and a neutral green in the center.
• Pot Size (Supplied): 9cm
The “So Sweet” is a medium-sized hosta that can tolerate partially shady conditions. It has variegated leaves that are accented various gold and white tones in a narrow margin around the leaf.
Very mildly fragrant white flowers appear in some bunches on racemes in the mid to late summer. As such, it is suggested for a place of prominence, allowing onlookers to enjoy the plant’s colors and scents.
These plants grow from a central clump and the leaves spread out to provide a dense, shaded groundcover. Because of this, they are very good to use in border areas to control weed growth. Hostas can be divided every two to four years in order to thin or transplant. Dividing the plants helps to encourage more vigorous growth and allows the plants an appropriate amount of space to fully develop.
They are relatively disease-free. However, slugs and snails are pests that are attracted to the plants and also appreciate the groundcover hostas offer. A suggested organic method to deal with these pests, is to this is spray a nematoid-filled solution on the soil around the hostas. These worm-like creatures will organically dispose of these pests.
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