Hosta 'Allan P. McConnell'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Allan P. McConnell
Hybridized by Seaver
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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

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


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

Flower scapes 19". McConnell/Seaver 1980.


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.


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!