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‘Revolution’ hosta

By: Garden Gate staff
Flecks, streaks and marbling are out-of-the-ordinary markings for hostas, so it’s no surprise ‘Revolution’ is popular.

'Revolution' hosta

‘revolution’ hosta hosta hybrid

Flecks, streaks and marbling are out-of-the-ordinary markings for hostas, so it’s no surprise ‘Revolution’ is popular. This is a vigorous hosta that will come back year after year. (Some hostas with this type of variegation can be short-lived.)

Thick leaves form a nice upright mound with confettilike flecks on a creamy center. The flecks start out pale in spring but grow darker as the season progresses. Placing ‘Revolution’ where it gets morning sun will bring out the best leaf color, but in the South, full shade is your best bet. In spring, the variegation is complemented by pale lavender flowers.

TYPE Perennial SIZE 18 in. tall and 24 in. wide BLOOM Spring LIGHT Part shade (2 to 4 hours of shade) SOIL Well-drained PESTS Slugs, hosta virus X HARDINESS Cold: USDA zones 5 to 9; Heat: AHS zones 9 to 1

Published: Nov. 4, 2008
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