A two-tone green sport of Americana

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A two-tone green sport of Americana

Postby redcrx » Jul 03, 2017 12:38 pm

A few years ago Americana put out an all green eye. I took it off and potted it. Digging through pots today I noticed that it wasn't just plain dark green anymore - it has a lighter green center now.
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Re: A two-tone green sport of Americana

Postby redcrx » Jul 04, 2018 7:39 pm

This year it's back looking better.
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At the National Hosta convention this year one of the gardens you could visit was that of Dave and Gail Russo. While getting photos in their garden I came across this plant - I think the label was Color Revolt - a sport of Revolution. It remained me of this Americana sport - same family tree.

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Re: A two-tone green sport of Americana

Postby Chris_W » Jul 08, 2018 9:19 pm

You can definitely see the similarities. Nice looking sport - amazing how consistent your plant is.
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Re: A two-tone green sport of Americana

Postby druff » Jul 12, 2018 8:40 pm

i have the reverse of that i call four play, you know because its a tetraploid. i have 3 clumps now.
its also a sport of revolution
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Re: A two-tone green sport of Americana

Postby redcrx » Jul 26, 2018 6:54 am

I had been searching for a name for my sport. I was looking for something "patriotic" to stay in the family. Finally "Uncle Sam" hit me but it was already used. But my grand kids call my son-in-law "Uncle Sands" for Uncle Sam. That works on a few levels - it's part of my family and the word "sands" always reminds me of the John Wayne movie "Sands of Iwo Jima" with the flag raising.
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