Hostas forum: H. Paradigm reverted to green

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Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Jun 10, 2010 11:58 AM CST
Has anyone had a Paradigm revert back to green? Leaf type is still the same but I had an eye come up all green. I separated out the green portion of the plant and planted it somewhere else cause I still like the plant.

I just thought it odd that Paradigm would do this. Confused

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Name: Cj
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AlwaysWeeding
Jun 10, 2010 12:36 PM CST
What you have is usually called a sport rather than a reversion, since the parent wasn't a green hosta.
I did see that Paradigm was a sport of Abiqua Recluse (registered in 1999).
Another sport of Abiqua Recluse (discovered by sombody else in 1999, but not registered) looks like the green hosta we have. Can't really say that it is Glitter though, since they sported from different hostas at different times.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jun 10, 2010 3:42 PM CST
So ... as I am trying to make sure I follow all of this....do you then call this one Abiqua Recluse or is it an "unnamed" sport of Abiqua Recluse or Paradigm?

Thanks!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
Jun 10, 2010 4:03 PM CST
it is a sport of the plant you took it from. I looked to see if Paradigm had any named sport like it and it doesn't. (Even if there was a named green sport from Paradigm, yours or mine can't be guaranteed to be exactly the same hosta as the "new" named sport).
What each of us has is an unnamed sport from Paradigm.
I was curious only, to see if there was something like it in the history and there is, but only genetic testing could show it to be the same or different than it's possible "uncle" if you wanted to call it that (not a technical term, of course).
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jun 10, 2010 6:16 PM CST
LOL -- so we have the the Paradigm "kids" Hurray! -- I labeled it in my garden as "Paradigm Sport" Big Grin
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
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AlwaysWeeding
Jun 10, 2010 8:41 PM CST
It is a gorgeous hosta IMO, too. That's the label I have on it, but was considering the name "Paradox" along with the sport name on the label.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jun 11, 2010 10:27 AM CST
Thanks a good name for it!.... or how about "Paranormal"? -- sounds spooky!!! (or "Paramore" or "Parasole" or "Parabellum").... that was fun!! Sticking tongue out
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
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AlwaysWeeding
Jun 11, 2010 10:34 AM CST
you can name it whatever you like - yours can't be shown to be like any other one, even if they sport from the same plant name
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jun 12, 2010 9:06 PM CST
So help me get this right... if I get a green sport from Paradigm and you get a green sport they are not the same?
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cj
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: Iowa Hostas Daylilies Sempervivums
Lilies Garden Art Sedums Ferns Hellebores Heucheras
Image
AlwaysWeeding
Jun 13, 2010 5:25 AM CST
AlwaysWeeding said:it is a sport of the plant you took it from. I looked to see if Paradigm had any named sport like it and it doesn't. (Even if there was a named green sport from Paradigm, yours or mine can't be guaranteed to be exactly the same hosta as the "new" named sport).
What each of us has is an unnamed sport from Paradigm..


Without genetic testing there is no way of knowing they are the same.

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