Hostas forum: Daily Hosta #58 'Revolution'

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Mar 23, 2016 8:54 AM CST
'Revolution' came to me in summer 2007, a one-eyed division that was a gift from a friend after my first one died. It has done well. This is a sport from 'Loyalist' which is a sport from 'Patriot'. I love the grass flecks in the white leaf centres. This one held up well in 2015 until the end of September. Please feel free to post your own pictures of this hosta.

July 3
Thumb of 2016-03-23/ViolaAnn/6670d5

July 25
Thumb of 2016-03-23/ViolaAnn/9042d4

Aug. 2
Thumb of 2016-03-23/ViolaAnn/f5edab

Sept. 21
Thumb of 2016-03-23/ViolaAnn/4c7092
Ann

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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Mar 23, 2016 9:02 AM CST
Love this one. On my ever growing list!
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Mar 23, 2016 2:39 PM CST
I had a beautiful one of these and somebody's uncontrollable dog stomped all over it while they were visiting... Needless to say that dog isn't allowed here anymore! I will have to look for a replacement this year.
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Mar 23, 2016 3:43 PM CST
That's a real shame Rose. Wouldn't your plant come back from the roots though? Just wondering.
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
Mar 23, 2016 3:59 PM CST
Rose Angry
Ann

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
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Rose1656
Mar 23, 2016 6:15 PM CST
I thought it would be okay but it just died out that summer and never returned... He must have damaged the crown.
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Cat Lover Annuals Bulbs Container Gardener Critters Allowed
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Houseplants Foliage Fan Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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DebbieC
Mar 23, 2016 7:56 PM CST
That's unfortunate. Must have been a heavy fellow. Sighing!
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Mar 24, 2016 6:28 AM CST
A big stupid lab! He certainly made me appreciate my calmer stupid lab!
Name: 🌺
(Zone 6b)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 31, 2016 1:17 PM CST



I got revolution from 50% off at Walmart also. (4"pot)
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Nov 3, 2016 2:41 AM CST
I was wondering whether to enter my photo into the Database, and then spotted this thread. Thank you 'ViolaAnn' from Ottawa, for the invitation to add a photo here, since mine doesn't display much of Revolution, but tells a story.

In about 2003, I bought the Hosta Revolution, but by 2006, some other leaves appeared - a sport. I was intrigued and liked those leaves too, so I watched to see what would happen. By 2008, there was only one original leaf left, and I meant to divide the plant, to save the original Revolution, which had streaks of green on the pale centers, which I admired. But for the next three years, I was moving about 1,000 plants to our new property, and commuting daily to try to save as many of my collection of plants that I could. In that time, all of the original Hosta was swallowed up by the sport, so I lost it.

Thumb of 2016-11-03/HemNorth/50f1d3 Thumb of 2016-11-03/HemNorth/b8f03a A warning goes out to all those who want to save their original plants, that sports can be serious robbers. Divide and save, or the sport may conquer!



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
Nov 15, 2016 9:39 AM CST
Sad
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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