Pilgrim and sport?

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Pilgrim and sport?

Postby bengal » Jun 28, 2007 8:37 pm

I bought Pilgrim last year at Russell's (only part of the convention I was able to attend). I planted it in a permanent spot this spring.

I hadn't paid much attention to it until this past week. Imagine my surprise when I saw a strange leaf....the leaf's perhaps an inch or two from the rest of the little plant. My first thought was, "A sport!" But the leaves are so different that now I'm wondering: is it possible that I picked up part of another hosta when moving Pilgrim?

Only candidate I can think of is Sweetie. But I can't find any images of it as an immature plant.

Not only that, now I'm wondering whether "Pilgrim" is mislabeled. :( What with rampaging squirrels and frost heave, I think some of my labels aren't in the right spots. :cry:

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=5007&Variety=Pilgrim
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Pilgrim
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/p/pilgrim.html

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Pilgrim and sport?



Postby largosmom » Jun 28, 2007 8:45 pm

Were there seed pods on this plant last fall?

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Postby bengal » Jun 28, 2007 9:10 pm

No idea....but my guess would be no. Cause it was a new, little plant. Does that sound at all logical?
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Postby hostaanita » Jun 28, 2007 9:24 pm

It looks like it might be a separte plant . Maybe there was an eye of a different one in the pot when you bought it. :o
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    Postby bengal » Jun 28, 2007 9:35 pm

    Yes, that was another thought I'd had. Given how close they are, that's more likely than my having grabbed a piece of another hosta without noticing. (At least one would hope so. :lol: )

    So, let's say it was a separate plant. Any thoughts on its identity?
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    Re: Pilgrim

    Postby redcrx » Jul 09, 2017 4:10 am

    I added some Pilgrim at the far end of my yard. It's hard to grow things there - the poison ivy and Virginia Creeper can grow but not mush else. I do have a piece of all green Gold Standard existing there - it's been there 10 years and never gotten much bigger, it went into a basket last season. There is a little fern that volunteered and it's growing in the path with a ring of rocks around it to keep it from getting stepped on. I picked Pilgrim because I think it can grow in dark shade. I have one that is growing in similar conditions.
    The new Pilgrim:
    Pilgrim 17 2342.jpg

    That's Green Nature Lady on the left viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61020
    On the far left is Guardian Angel in flower and Great Arrival that area gets some sun.
    Pilgrim 17 2344.jpg

    An "old" Pilgrim growing in similar conditions:
    Pilgrim 17 2348.jpg

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    Pilgrim 17 f 2351b.jpg
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