Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #10 - 'Loyalist'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Mar 8, 2016 8:14 AM CST
'Loyalist' is a white-centred (reverse colour) sport from 'Patriot'. I've been luck with my choice of location as it has grown well for me. It's about 10' north of an oak tree on the east side of my yard. It gets a bit of morning sun before becoming shaded by the tree. Please feel free to post your own pictures of 'Loyalist'

This photo July 25. You can also see a bit of 'Patriot' at the bottom of the picture.
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'Loyalist' and 'Patriot' together.
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Ann

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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Mar 9, 2016 3:56 PM CST
I like this series of hostas. Some of them have very subtle differences from each other. Such as speckling/misting on various areas of white.
Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 31, 2016 1:08 PM CST
Why does loyalist not do well? Does it require deep shade?
Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 31, 2016 1:11 PM CST



I bought this small one from Walmart 50% off sale. $2.48
Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
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Jessie6162
Aug 2, 2016 10:42 AM CST
Loyalist has done well for me. Got it 3 years ago from a local growers outlet for $1. It was just 2 leaves at that time. It's one of my favorites.

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I also planted it with Patriot.
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Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 2, 2016 10:52 AM CST
I sure hope mine does better. I put it in full shade and gave it more water. The young leaves look good!!!
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
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ViolaAnn
Aug 2, 2016 8:57 PM CST
Jesse - interesting the yellow that you have in your 'Loyalist' leaves. I've not seen that before. Very pretty.

I think 'Loyalist' wants a bit of morning sun to do really well. At least mine gets some. I've found over the years that hostas planted in full shade rarely do well. Most of them like more sun than we give them credit for but most would rather not have hot afternoon sun and the higher your zone number, perhaps less sun because it's likely to be stronger sun.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
Daylilies Hostas Heucheras Cat Lover Echinacea Hybridizer
Irises Region: Georgia
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Jessie6162
Aug 4, 2016 9:10 AM CST
ViolaAnn - I noticed that too. The grower's outlet where I got these has had mislabeled plants before, so perhaps mine is not Loyalist? (I purchased 2 'Blue Angel', and later discovered one of them was 'Guardian Angel' *Blush* ) These were in heavy shade, doing well, but not growing very fast. I have plans to move them, since we took out a lot of trees this year.
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Aug 4, 2016 10:51 AM CST
It might not be, but I'd be hard-pressed to tell you just what it is. It certainly is not uncommon to find mis-labelled plants. It's not always the fault of the nursery as customers sometimes move the tags around.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
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(Zone 6b)
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 4, 2016 11:58 AM CST
That ne is prettier than Loyalist. I wish I knew what it was...
Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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SpringGreenThumb
Aug 4, 2016 12:28 PM CST
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Why does my most mature leaf on loyalist start to die?

And look how much green my loyalist has in the leaves...,

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