Hosta 'Pathfinder'

Briggs Nursery of Washington registered this sport of H. 'Francee' in 1999. The medium size mound grows to 16 inches in height and 36 inches wide with leaves of thick substance. Its lavender flowers bloom from late July into August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "Several white-centered sports have been introduced out of 'Francee', Patriot' and 'Minuteman'. Though 'Fire and Ice' (out of 'Patriot') is the most well-known of this group, 'Pathfinder' stands out as the best grower..."

An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (2015 Vol. 46 No.2) states that, "During the 50 or so years that 'Francee', a diploid...has been cultivated, some 75 sport descendents have been reported. About 20 are diploid and for the most part of lesser interest...the tetraploid sports...have been of principal attention. Examples are first generation H. 'Patriot' that sported...H. 'Loyalist' that sported...H. 'Revolution that sported...H. 'Independence'...H. 'Minuteman' and H. 'Pathfinder'...sported several tetraploid second generations of commercial interest."

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