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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Apr 29, 2014 5:32 PM CST
My hosta has a leaf that does not match the rest. Is this reverting? Or is it a sport?


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Apr 29, 2014 6:14 PM CST
Most likely, it is a sport. Reverting almost never happens.
It could also be an unstable form.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Apr 30, 2014 3:23 AM CST
It was a very small plant but has not done this before, just riddled with slug holes. I do not like the leave, can I dig it up and cut the leaf off or separate it. I am upset, it is finally pretty enough to take a picture of and there is this stupid leaf. LOL. Like I said it always gets eaten by slugs.
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May 1, 2014 7:53 AM CST

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I'd probably just clip that leaf off short and not dig the entire plant.
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Paul2032
May 1, 2014 8:10 AM CST
In my humble opinion I would think that leaf is coming from an increase that will continue to grow. Removing the leaf will not help. I would dig down into the soil a little in the area where the offending leaf is coming and then cut the area out with a sharp knife. If not the all green increase will take over.
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Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
May 1, 2014 12:40 PM CST
I think 'Allegan Fog' has a bit of instability. I've never had a leaf quite as green as yours (and they haven't yet broken ground here), but I have had a few leaves that are tending toward more green. You can see some of the leaves at the edges.
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
May 1, 2014 4:37 PM CST
Thanks everyone! I will remove the possible eye or whatever the leaf is connected to. I definitely do not want it to revert or go green. I do not have many of these streaked ones but, Allegan Fog I could not resist. LOL. Ann, I love yours and it looks great as long as they stay variegated and blend in with the plant.
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May 2, 2014 9:39 PM CST

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Let us know what happens. Smiling
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
May 3, 2014 5:21 AM CST
I will keep you posted, it is such a pretty hosta!! Green Grin!
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Rose1656
May 10, 2014 7:22 PM CST
My Sagae has a solid colored leaf that I'm going to assume will die off when it turns white later in the summer. It's pretty now, but I don't think it has enough color in it to survive.
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
May 10, 2014 7:30 PM CST
Hopefully it will, it is such a pretty hosta!
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ViolaAnn
May 10, 2014 8:42 PM CST
It would be nice if that leaf would last ...
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Christine27360
May 12, 2014 8:16 AM CST
Well that Sagae leaf is interesting.... Never had one of mine do that. Have had some sport out in to a solid green... but not yellow or cream. And i usually dig them up and try to separate out the sporting like @Paul2032 said!! Thumbs up
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
May 12, 2014 8:27 AM CST
I would leave the golden leaf for a couple of years before separating. Sometimes gold sports aren't the most vigorous.
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Rose1656
May 13, 2014 3:03 PM CST
Thanks for the advice. Since that one has some size to it, I'm not going to have a problem leaving it alone!

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