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Jan 21, 2021 2:39 PM CST
Name: Orion
Boston, MA (Zone 6b)
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Hi,
Last year I saw a cool hosta sport on one of my hostas (parent unknown, the plant came with the house). Photo attached. It seems to have at least half of the leaf white (and half-white goes all the way along the stem, too). I separated it and replanted it last fall (after this photo which was taken in August). I am hoping that it might be stable and I will have a cool half-white/half-green new hosta. But I am new to hostas so am unsure if sports often revert back or not. Spring is coming and my hopes are building. Both the observed half-white leaves do come from the same node that I replanted. Advice? Should I be hopeful of getting a plant with half-white leaves?
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Jan 21, 2021 4:55 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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I've had it on a few, normally they revert, but maybe you will be lucky!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Jan 21, 2021 7:40 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Are you saying this one came from seed or a bud that grew off your plant? Is the parent variegated? The DNA is there but how it presents is anyone's guess.
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Jan 21, 2021 8:48 PM CST
Name: Orion
Boston, MA (Zone 6b)
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Yes, the parent is in the the photo (majority of the leaves). Both of the half-half leaves are the sport, connected to the same nodule that I replanted.
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