Evolution of a Sport

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Evolution of a Sport

Postby redcrx » Jan 15, 2012 3:23 pm

Over the years I have posted pictures of this Gold Standard sport and I thought I would tie them together.

In 2009 I was in a small garden center and spotted this pot of Gold Standard with some all green hunks and piece with some white streaks. Some of the pieces had a hint of a gold edge and this streaked piece also had somewhat of a gold edge to it.

Over the years a white center has been trying to stabilize and I thought it would look like Enterprise but there has always been some "spotting" in the the white areas - I think it may be more like Revolution.

Shots from 2009:
In the first shot you can see some of the "gold" edge.
1 GS Sport c 09 0141.JPG

2 GS Sport c 09 0175.JPG

3 GS Sport c 09 0207.JPG

In this last shot you can see some "spotting".
4 GS Sport c 09 0786.JPG
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Re: Evolution of a Sport

Postby redcrx » Jan 15, 2012 3:30 pm

Some shots from 2010:
The first shot is early in the season and the gold edge is prominent.
1 Gold Standard rev Var C 2 10 0488.JPG

2 Gold Standard rev Var C 2 10 0489.JPG

Here you can see the "spotting".
3 Gold Standard rev Var C -2 10 0960.JPG

Here is the plant later in the season with the leaves darkened.
4 Gold Standard rev Var C -2 10 0488.JPG
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Re: Evolution of a Sport

Postby redcrx » Jan 15, 2012 3:38 pm

Some shots from 2011:

1 Gold Standard rev Var C -2 11 0689.JPG

2 Gold Standard rev Var C -2 11 0202.JPG

This next leaf is early in the season when the plant has the best color.
3 Gold Standard rev Var C -2 11 0996z35z50.jpg

4 Gold Standard rev Var C -2 11 0206.JPG

5 Gold Standard rev Var C 2 f 11 0753.JPG
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Re: Evolution of a Sport

Postby Chris_W » Jan 23, 2012 12:36 pm

That is a really cool looking sport Ed! Sure hope that a whole eye or two stabilize to that green edged, cream centered leaf with the splashes.

These are really fun to watch, and looks like this one is progressing nicely :D
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Re: Evolution of a Sport

Postby redcrx » Apr 19, 2012 9:00 pm

After 3 seasons of watching the white on this hosta evolve, it came back this season with NO white markings at all -arrgg.

Here it is this season.
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Re: Evolution of a Sport

Postby isadora » Apr 20, 2012 12:02 am

Ain't Mother Nature confusing? I have an big old wild multiflora rose, white all these 25 years, never ripped it out because I LOVE the smell in the spring. This year it's pale pink. Not even going to try to figure out that one, just hang around to see what color it will be next year, haha! Last year my white bloodroot was pink, this year it's white again. One year I had a double blue spiderwort. Next year, same plant, all single flowers. There went the fortune I was gonna make on a new cultivar, lol!

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Re: Evolution of a Sport

Postby redcrx » May 08, 2015 6:33 pm

I was waiting and hoping to see some new variegation on this group. I noticed it today on what I think is piece number 6. It's hard to tell what the number is since this cluster started out as 3 single tiny pieces of plain green planted within a foot of each other back in 2009. There are two sprouts showing multiple leaves with whitish streaking.
GS Rev Var C -6 15 03913.JPG

GS Rev Var C -6 15 03914.JPG

GS Rev Var C -6 15 03915.JPG

GS Rev Var C -6 15 03916.JPG
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Re: Evolution of a Sport

Postby redcrx » May 08, 2015 6:36 pm

And even the original piece that had the white in 2009 is trying something new.
GS Rev Var C -2 15 03917.JPG

GS Rev Var C -2 15 03918.JPG

It looks like a Striptease white line.
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Re: Evolution of a Sport

Postby redcrx » May 09, 2015 7:57 pm

Found a couple more today.
Another piece with just a white strip.
GS Rev Var -2 15 03943.JPG

GS Rev Var -2 15 03944.JPG


And a piece with a couple leaves with good coloration.
GS Rev Var -2 15 03945.JPG

GS Rev Var -2 15 03946.JPG

GS Rev Var -2 15 03947.JPG
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Re: Evolution of a Sport

Postby redcrx » Apr 26, 2016 3:27 pm

The pieces I took off of these I threw (planted) in the garden.
GS Rev Var C 16 03805.JPG

GS Rev Var C 16 03806.JPG

GS Rev Var C 16 03807.JPG


The main plants aren't showing as much white as I had hoped.
GS Rev Var C 2 16 03812.JPG

GS Rev Var C 5-6 16 03815.JPG
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Re: Evolution of a Sport

Postby redcrx » May 17, 2016 11:14 am

Gold Standard Rev Var C sport today.
Gold Standard Rev Var C sport 16 04351.JPG

Gold Standard Rev Var C sport 16 04352.JPG
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