Hosta of the Day - Aurora's Glow

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Hosta of the Day - Aurora's Glow

Postby redcrx » Jun 13, 2011 4:50 pm

Aurora's Glow is a sport of Gold Standard that "flips" it colors and leaves a white highlight between the center and margin.

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=428&Variety=Aurora's%20Glow
MyHostas Database - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Aurora's+Glow
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/a/aurorasglow.html

I have been posting pictures of this hosta for years on this forum. I'm finally adding it to the Index. It's been referred to here as Gold Standard sport #1 or #2 because there are two of them or Gold Standard reverse Variation 1 or 2. The most complete set of photos were on a topic name "Found 'lightning' in the garden" that I merged into this topic.



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Re: Found "lightning" in the garden

Postby hippieindenial » Jun 13, 2011 7:26 pm

That is really cool, I love it.
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Hosta of the Day - Aurora's Glow

Postby redcrx » Jun 27, 2012 1:15 pm

An update on these plants.
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Here is the same leaf in late April where the margin is lighter.
(It's easy to track with that dark streak in the middle.)
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Re: Found "lightning" in the garden

Postby ogrefcf » Jun 27, 2012 2:06 pm

Those are neat Ed! I really like em.
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Re: Found "lightning" in the garden

Postby pauhaus » Jun 27, 2012 8:16 pm

Very cool Ed! Hope they continue to do well for you. :cool:
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Re: Found "lightning" in the garden

Postby kaylyred » Jul 02, 2012 4:47 pm

What a cool sport! Will be interesting to see how it develops.
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Postby redcrx » Oct 01, 2012 5:46 pm

Just an October update. This is the one with the dark stripe in the middle. It's labeled #2. The #1 plant was eaten by deer. This one has a tomato cage and netting around it.
Aurora's Glow -2 12 07356zb.JPG

Another leaf from the #2 plant.
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Re: Found "lightning" in the garden

Postby Carol O » Oct 01, 2012 8:35 pm

Really interesting coloration. :D
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Postby redcrx » Oct 01, 2012 8:51 pm

Hi Carol, I was just noticing that the color changes three times. I wasn't paying attention. I knew it came up with a light edge that switches to dark at mid-season (causing the "lightning" effect). But I hadn't realized that it switches again late in the season. There are three shots of that leaf with the dark center stripe - early, mid and late. I just picked up that the margin is now lighter than the center.
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Re: Found "lightning" in the garden

Postby ViolaAnn » Oct 02, 2012 6:00 am

Interesting sport. Keep us updated and I hope it grows well for you.
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Postby redcrx » Jul 14, 2013 5:54 pm

Here is this plant this season. I registered this plant as Aurora's Glow.
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Here is a leaf from a second plant:
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Here is what it looked like at the start of the season:
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Re: Found "lightning" in the garden

Postby hippieindenial » Jul 15, 2013 6:23 am

I wish I could get my hands on a piece :cool: but I'm thinking it may be a while before it makes its way to Canada.
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Postby redcrx » Jul 15, 2013 6:55 am

If you go "sport fishing" in the Spring, you may be lucky enough to find a Gold Standard with reverse colors. Some keep the reverse colors while some do this. Aurora's Glow was a direct sport off of Gold Standard but it happens in tissue culture also. I found one in 2010 and posted here:
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The "glow" is not as nice as Aurora's Glow but it is still there after 4 seasons.
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Postby redcrx » Jul 19, 2013 8:26 am

My granddaughter is going to love this when I wear it..

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Postby redcrx » Jun 03, 2015 8:24 am

A banner day in the garden today I found another tiny piece of this plant. The voles tore up both large plants last year. I found 2 tiny nubs last season and potted them. Today I found another tiny piece. It's only 2 leaves but it's more to work with.

Almost invisible at the bottom of this photo.
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The close-up shows the coloration especially the tip of the bottom leaf.
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Postby redcrx » Jul 06, 2015 2:23 pm

I found another piece today about 4 to 5 feet from the other one. I went out today to move the first piece because it is too close to one of my fallen trees and I was afraid it would get stepped on while I'm working on the tree. It's amazing this new piece didn't get destroyed when I was adding new hosta into that space. I missed putting a new hosta in that spot by a couple of inches.
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Postby redcrx » Apr 17, 2016 10:42 am

Aurora's Glow is a sport of Gold Standard that "flips" it colors and leaves a white highlight between the center and margin.

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=428&Variety=Aurora's%20Glow
MyHostas Database - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Aurora's+Glow
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/a/aurorasglow.html

I have been posting pictures of this hosta for years on this forum. I'm finally adding it to the Index. It's been referred to here as Gold Standard sport #1 or #2 because there are two of them. The most complete set of photos was on a topic name "Found 'lightning' in the garden" that I merged into this topic.
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Aurora's Glow

Postby Carol O » Apr 17, 2016 9:43 pm

Love the T-shirt. I hadn't seen it when you posted in 2013. (How is it that the years go by so quickly?) How did the granddaughter respond?
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Aurora's Glow

Postby redcrx » Apr 18, 2016 7:19 am

Thanks Carol. She does like the shirt when I wear it - six year old's are fun.

Here's another old photo of this plant, that I don't think I posted, from 2013 a little late in the season. You can see the same plant a month earlier posted above.

Aurora's Glow -1 13 08844.JPG
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Re: Hosta of the Day - Aurora's Glow

Postby Carol O » Apr 18, 2016 10:49 am

The 'outlining' is really nice on this photo.
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