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Gold Standard sports

Postby redcrx » Jun 06, 2010 10:20 pm

I know there's a million of them (slight over statement). Last season I came upon a few that looked like a GS reverse - green center with gold edge - and called them Var A through F. I thought they were the same sports but this season there are two groups (leaving out the streakers). One has a dull gold edge that is fading now - not much to look at. The other has a bright gold edge that looks like it will stay for the season. This season I picked up two more that looked like green center with a dull gold edge - Var G and Var H. But one turns out to be really different. I was getting pictures yesterday and I found the gold edge is fading on the Var H. No big deal. But I couldn't find Var G. Where it should be I'm seeing a normal Gold Standard until I looked at it closely. It is the Var G but it has flipped its colors and added some "lightning" between the colors. Really neat looking. This is the same leaf.

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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby caliloo » Jun 07, 2010 5:43 am

Well that is certainly unexpected! It will be interesting to watch that one.

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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby renaldo75 » Jun 07, 2010 10:12 am

Interesting. Haven't seen that before from GS.
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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby jgh » Jun 08, 2010 6:05 am

Striptease is a sport of Gold Standard... looks like you may be independently starting another branch on that very complicated family tree!
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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby redcrx » Jun 09, 2010 5:06 pm

Last season I picked up a GS sport called Flip Flop which had the same color switch. I didn't notice the third color in it. I was out getting some shots this morning and found some FF leaves with that same color streaking in the leaf after the color "flip". So I just found the same sport.

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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby redcrx » Mar 30, 2013 12:17 pm

Just an update on this one. I was going over some photos today an noticed I had photos of the same leaf that shows the color shift.

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Here is a photo from early 2011:
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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby redcrx » May 15, 2014 12:22 am

This one is still here. I think tree root competition is keeping its size down.

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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby redcrx » May 25, 2015 4:39 pm

I dug this one up last season to pot it and try to keep it out of danger. This year the leaves are a lot smaller with a lot of puckering - I think it got hit by frost.
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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby redcrx » May 29, 2016 7:22 am

This one is looking a lot better this season - Gold Standard Reverse Var G. I was calling this "Suspicious Behavior" but a better name hit me recently "Aurora's Brother" because it acts like Aurora's Glow but it's not as flashy.

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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby redcrx » May 29, 2016 7:38 am

And here is another one that dates back to 2010. I shown this before. Gold Standard Var J.
It was a "normal" GS with an odd dark piece on it. I took off the dark sport and planted the two plants together. Here they are today in their seventh year. Yes, that's my foot to the right.
The "normal" Gold Standard is on the left and I have started calling the sport on the right "Platinum Status".
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And the "normal" Gold Standard decided to showoff a few white streaks on the same sprout.
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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby redcrx » May 31, 2016 11:16 am

Here's a question for the group - is this a sport or is this just normal variations in hosta with an irregular margin.

This is supposed to be Gold Standard but on most leaves the dark margin is only on the end of the leaf. The inner half of the leaf has a thin dark margin or none.
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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby redcrx » May 27, 2017 4:34 am

Here is "Aurora's Brother" this season.
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You can usually find a bit of a "watermark" or "glow" on all the leaves.
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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby redcrx » Jun 25, 2017 8:43 pm

Another curiosity this season with this plant ("Aurora's Brother") is that it's putting dark streaks in the middle of the leaf. I see this once in a while but it's got 4 of them.
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Here is a photo of 2.
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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby redcrx » Aug 09, 2017 9:40 am

I am putting a piece of "Aurora's Brother" into my new front garden and was setting it in place today. It had started sprouting new growth after it got moved and got more sun. Here you can see the two tone leaves that will reverse.
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Re: Gold Standard sports

Postby redcrx » Aug 27, 2017 10:14 am

I have shown this plant in other seasons. That's June top/left, normal Gold Standard above, Devil's Advocate top/right.
Not many "status" leaves this season.
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