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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Revolution'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Revolution
Hybridized by Van Eijk; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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4 vendors have this plant for sale.

14 members have or want this plant for trade.

Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Substance:
1 (Thick)

Leaf Color:
Dark Green
Creamy White

Color of Leaf Margin:
Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
1/2" - 1"
1" - 1 1/2"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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6 positives
2 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive stuwange On Jun 15, 2012, stuwange from Lake Shore, MN wrote:

I really like the look of this plant, mine is in morning sun, afternoon shade, It has started to sport on me, 1/4 of the plant is now dark green leaves with very light blue margins, not sure why it went that way with Loyalist as its parent, but it will be fun to watch what happens for the next couple of years

Positive Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A very nice hosta; I especially like the speckling of the leaves. Blooms July-September in my garden.

Positive trioadastra On Feb 23, 2008, trioadastra from Ellsworth, WI (Zone 4a) wrote:

Fast growing and slug resistant. The seeds are viable, and most seedlings are striped; some are gold with green flecks.

Negative Malus2006 On Jan 27, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This hosta is one of the few that had died on me. It seem to struggle to get enough sun and didn't come after one winter. It had interesting and uncommon variegation with green spots on the center of its leaves. It should be grown by those who have more time to take care of them by the right light conditons but not by the general public.

Neutral ViolaAnn On Aug 6, 2007, ViolaAnn from Ottawa, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

The plant pictured in one of the photos above just died on me after a few years. I'm starting over with an eye from a friend and hoping for better success because I really like the Hosta.

Positive smarkham On Jun 28, 2005, smarkham from Adams Run, SC wrote:

This is a great Hosta, with it's thick leaves it seem to be slug resistant. Also,with their light border they show up from a distance and also in the shade.

Positive lmelling On Jun 10, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Registered in 2000 by G. van Eijk-Bos (ONIR) as a sport of 'Loyalist'. Medium sized hosta 18"H x 24"W. Ovate leaves are white centered peppered with dark green spots and splotches and a dark green margin with 9-10 vein pair. Leaf tops are slightly shiny and wavy with rounded bases and heavy substance; 7.5"long x 4"wide. Medium growth rate. Medium lavendar flowers on 20-24" greenish white scapes.

Added to my garden in June 2005. Very pretty and distinctive hosta. I'm looking forward to watching this one grow.

Neutral debi_z On Mar 5, 2004, debi_z from Springfield, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

the margins are yellow and then fade to a creamy white and slightly wavy. the center is a dark flat shiny green. leaf measurements are 6-71/2' by 4-51/2". the clump is medium to large, 17" h by 42" wide with 33" scapes.
i gleened this information from various sources on the web. the blossoms were said to be light, med and dark lavender or violet, blossoming in july or august. so i guess that will fit just about everyone. :-) one final thing, the origin is Kuk 1991
i don't have this hosta, so i have no personal comment on it,but i have decided to buy it.

Positive HummerRachel On Jan 20, 2003, HummerRachel from Cornwall, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

Sport of 'Loyalist'


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Auburn, Alabama
Dacula, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Waukegan, Illinois
Royal Oak, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 reports)
Nisswa, Minnesota
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Ithaca, New York
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Rockwood, Tennessee
Lexington, Virginia
Denmark, Wisconsin
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin

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