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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Brim Cup'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Brim Cup
Hybridized by P. Aden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986

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12 members have or want this plant for trade.

Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
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)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:
5 (Thin)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green
Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive amorning1 On Sep 27, 2003, amorning1 from Islamorada, FL wrote:

Spock, damage report. Captain...we are sustaining heavy slug damage in the hosta quadraunt, sectors 4-9. Quickly engage the salt tractor beam!

Positive Bull70 On Sep 15, 2002, Bull70 wrote:



This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Meridianville, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Conway, Arkansas
La Puente, California
Foxboro, Massachusetts
Plainwell, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
New Ulm, Minnesota
Blue Springs, Missouri
Elba, New York
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia
Marion, Wisconsin
New Richmond, Wisconsin

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