Pic of the Day--Change of Tradition

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Pic of the Day--Change of Tradition

Postby Hank Zumach » Jan 18, 2008 10:24 am

Hi All--Change of Tradition is a very nice plant but its appeal might be mostly to hostaphiles who already have a good sized collection. I tend to think of it as a dignified lancifolia with a thin, white margin. I got it in 2000 and have it in a spot that gets about 3 hours of direct mid-day sun and high shade the rest of the day. Starting in 2001 it has measured 23x12, 26x14, 30x15, 30x13, 32x15, 26x12 and 25x12. That makes it just a bit smaller than Zilis' 33x18 and Lemke's 44x20. Slugs are not a problem.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.ph ... 0Tradition

MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Change+of+Tradition

Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/c/change.html

The pix are from 2002, 2004, and 2007.
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Postby sugar » Jan 18, 2008 5:07 pm

I got this plant this year. I like it very much, it's a distinctive plant
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jan 19, 2008 7:29 am

I do like the way it makes a nice little mound. :)
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Postby DBoweMD » Jan 21, 2008 8:39 am

It's a very elegant looking plant with a well defined narrow margin. Seems darker than Lancifolia to me. I divided mine into a lot of small pieces a few years ago, but it has not grown fast enough since then to make me happy. Maybe this year it will surprise me.
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Postby sugar » Jan 21, 2008 2:58 pm

DBoweMD wrote:It's a very elegant looking plant with a well defined narrow margin. Seems darker than Lancifolia to me. I divided mine into a lot of small pieces a few years ago, but it has not grown fast enough since then to make me happy. Maybe this year it will surprise me.


I agree, it's way darker then lancifolia. And most people agree that it's a slooooow grower
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Postby bobinfrance » Jan 21, 2008 3:24 pm

Looks a lot like Silver Shadow (sport of Devon Green) a new one to my collection last year although the leaves may be narrower ?

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Postby sugar » Jan 21, 2008 4:27 pm

bobinfrance wrote:Looks a lot like Silver Shadow (sport of Devon Green) a new one to my collection last year although the leaves may be narrower ?

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I have both plants. They are quite distinct.
Change of Tradition is more lance shaped (longer and smaller leaves). Sliver shadow has rounded leaves, the margin on Change of Tradition is a bit thinner as well
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