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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Pilgrim'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pilgrim

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Plant Size (check one):
Small (leaf 6.0-25 square inches; plant 6-10 tall)

18-24 in. (45-60 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)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light 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:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Medium Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Greenish White
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
1/2" - 1"
1" - 1 1/2"
1 1/2" - 2
2" - 2 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A cute little hosta. Blooms June-July in my garden.

Neutral Joan On Jan 21, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Originator: G. Rasmussen/A. Malloy 1997

Positive lmelling On Jun 10, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very Pretty small hosta with a perfect mound shape when young becoming more horizontal mounding as it matures. 'Flamboyant' hybrid. 8-12"H x 12-20" W with heart shaped leaves that are light gray-green with wide irregular creamy white to white margins. Good edger Mid-summer bloom on 20" scapes.


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

Marietta, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Elberfeld, Indiana
Topeka, Kansas
Royal Oak, Michigan
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Ithaca, New York
Belfield, North Dakota
Glouster, Ohio
Salem, Ohio
Friedensburg, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Vancouver, Washington

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