Hostas forum: Loyalist vs. Reversed Patriot

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 12, 2015 8:14 AM CST

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I need help with these two entries in our database.

I've found a few web sites listing Plantain Lily (Hosta 'Reversed Patriot') (with or without the d at the end) that note Hosta (Hosta 'Loyalist') as a synonym. However I see that Loyalist is listed in both the AHS Registry and the Hosta Library. Reversed Patriot is not.

Are these the same plant? Is 'Loyalist' the currently accepted name?

Here are links to a couple of the sales sites I mentioned.
http://rivervalleyhp.com/store/product/10450/Hosta,-Reverse-...
http://plants.gardensupplyco.com/12190003/Plant/Print/9252
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 12, 2015 10:58 AM CST
I don't know the answer to your question but that isn't going to stop me from answering. The pictures of Reverse Patriot show a clean white center. Loyalist has a few "grass clippings" green flecks in the white. May be different.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jul 12, 2015 11:39 AM CST

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OK, Thanks Paul.
Evan
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Jul 12, 2015 4:27 PM CST
I have never seen "grass clippings" in my 'Loyalist. BTW the plant in front is 'Patriot'
Thumb of 2015-07-12/ViolaAnn/c5c8ed

I've also never seen nor heard the term "reversed Patriot", but that's what 'Loyalist' is - a reversed sport from 'Patriot'. And 'Revolution' (which has lots of "grass clippings") is a sport of 'Loyalist'.
Thumb of 2015-07-12/ViolaAnn/6ba425

It's possible, I suppose, that someone else may have had 'Patriot' sport to a white centre and called it "reverse(d) Patriot.

Ann

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 12, 2015 4:49 PM CST
My plant is Revolution.......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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eclayne
Jul 12, 2015 7:07 PM CST

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Just an FYI, I ran across this article.
LOOK-ALIKES Of the four white-leaved, green-edged sports of H. ‘Patriot’, which is best? The Hosta Journal 31(I think).
Evan
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Jul 18, 2015 5:39 PM CST
Thank you. I had read that article and it's very interesting. But note that none of those have "grass clippings".
Ann

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