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Hardiness: 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: Non-patented
Seed Collecting: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Growing Habit: Mound-like
Growth Rate: Medium Fast
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Appearance: Wavy
Degree to which the appearance is present: Lightly
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Washington, Illinois Waukegan, Illinois Royal Oak, Michigan Golden Valley, Minnesota Lake Shore, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Cape May Court House, New Jersey Cayuga Heights, New York Coshocton, Ohio Glouster, Ohio East Norriton, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania Rockwood, Tennessee Lexington, Virginia Denmark, Wisconsin Ellsworth, Wisconsin Marion, Wisconsin