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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Allan P. McConnell'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Allan P. McConnell
Hybridized by Seaver; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1980

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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)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
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:
Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
Pure White

Number of Vein Pairs:
Fewer than 9

Appearance of Margin:
Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:
1/16" - 1/8"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Medium Lavender

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive valereee On Apr 28, 2007, valereee from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This little hosta spreads by underground shoots as well as by division, so it works as a groundcover and will fill in an area for you.

Positive ViolaAnn On Aug 11, 2005, ViolaAnn from Ottawa, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Fast grower. Easy to divide. Makes a good edger.

Neutral jody On Sep 5, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 19". McConnell/Seaver 1980.

Positive smiln32 On Aug 4, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Seems to be a quick grower here and divides easily. Transplants easily, too. Grows into nice mounds and tolerate light sun here in zone 8.

Positive darius On Jul 30, 2002, darius from So.App.Mtns.
United States (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have this hosta 3 years now and have given away divisions twice. It rebounds nicely and blooms well. Mine is growing in light shade, and I don't know how it would do in other conditions. Zone 6b here.

Perhaps someone who is a hosta expert grower will fill in more of the descriptive blanks from my photo? Thanks!


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

Montgomery, Alabama
Dacula, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Caseyville, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Minneapolis, Minnesota
New Ulm, Minnesota
Rochester, Minnesota
Lothair, Montana
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Springboro, Ohio
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

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