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NBgardener
Moncton, NB
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2011
11:57 AM

Post #8592824

I am unsure what type this hosta is as it was already planted when I purchased my house. It has always been just green but when I was out in the garden today I noticed one leaf with a white stripe and another with goldish streaking. Have you seen this before?





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NBgardener
Moncton, NB
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2011
11:59 AM

Post #8592826

Here you can see a close up of the streaking.

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NBgardener
Moncton, NB
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2011
11:59 AM

Post #8592827

Here is a close up of the white stripe

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dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 28, 2011
1:06 PM

Post #8592935

Looks like you have two different sports which you can divide off as new plants or one might be a reversion back to a parent plant. BEV

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2011
5:32 PM

Post #8595347

You MAY be able to divide them off, but if it affects only one leaf in an eye, it may just be an aberration of that leaf. Some plants like 'Allan P. McConnell', 'Lakeside Zinger' and 'Lemon Frost' do that sort of thing quite regularly, but aren't really sporting.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2011
6:09 PM

Post #8595420

This reminds me, I have a few leaves coming off of June that are solid. I guess that's the parent, Halcyon? Does anyone know the other parent?

franknjim
Peoria, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2011
6:15 PM

Post #8595431

June is just a sport of Halcyon.

Halcyon is from tardiflora x sieboldiana 'Elegans'.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8595494

ah. well then. Guess I have myself a new Halcyon.

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

June 2, 2011
3:32 PM

Post #8604578

wow see I am always learning something new. Thanks.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8657466

I have a section of Striptease that has solid color leaves. Guessing it's sporting. I know that one is a sport of Gold Standard.

Karen

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