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HostaAmerican Sweetheart

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Hans Hansen 2002

Origin'Sea Thunder' sport

Size categorymedium

Plant height x width 

Leaf length x width23x18 cm (9x7 in.)

Vein pairs10-12

Leaf colorcreamy white,green edge

Variegationmedio

Leafheavy

Petiole 

Scapegreenish white

Scape height120 cm (47 in.)

Flowerlavender

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering periodAugust

Fertile 

Pod 

Ploidy4-4-4 suggested

PatentsPBR24530

InfoA tetraploid H. 'Sea Thunder' named in honor of Mildred Seaver, leaves have a white center surrounded by very wide green margins. Very thick leaves are held upright and topped with lavender flowers in August.
What a stunning specimen! Imagine taking an old favorite like Mildred Seaver's Hosta 'Sea Thunder' and making the leaves twice as thick to prevent sun scald, the edges twice as wide to provide more vigor, and the flowers twice as large. If you have a good imagination, then you can imagine Hosta 'American Sweetheart', named after the hosta queen herself. Each glossy green leaf is highlighted by a dramatic creamy white central pattern that holds all season. In midsummer, the 2' wide clump is topped with 3' tall spikes of light lavender flowers. Hosta 'American Sweetheart' is an intentional tetraploid that resulted in a much improved garden specimen over its predecessor.

Sports'Georgia Sweetheart' sport/yg

Progeny