Hostas Hosta Plant Records: American Sweetheart, 2002, Hansen, H., http://www.hostalibrary.org/a/americansweetheart.html

Hosta Cultivar (Name): American Sweetheart

Origin: Sea Thunder sport

Registered?
R - Registered

Registered Year: 2002

Registered By: Hansen, H.

Originator: Hansen, H.

Vein pairs - Number: 10 - 11

Mound General size
Large (18" to 28" height)

Mound Habits
Growth Rate Slow
Upright

Mound Size per AHS (W x H), in inches: 24 x 20

Leaf Size (L x W), inches: 9 x 7

Leaf Shape
Broadly Ovate
Base Rounded

Leaf Detail
Substance - Average
Sculpted, Extra 3-D (veins, etc.)
Shiny
Dull (not waxy)

Color
White
Margin Green
Margin Wide
Margin Uneven
Changes Coloring (Spring into Summer)

Flower
Lavender
Shape - Tubular

Bloom Time (mid-USA)
August
September

Scape
White

Other Information
center changes from creamy yellow in spring to white in summer

Propagation
Tetraploid
Crossed Seed Germinates

Patented (PPAF)?
Yes

AHS Registration link: http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=243&Variety=Amer...

Hosta Library link: http://www.hostalibrary.org/a/americansweetheart.html

MyHostas Database link: http://myhostas.be/db/view/American Sweetheart

Hardiness (Zones) Note: still populating field*
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

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