Customer bought fire island hosta and got these hosta with dark leaves. she believes they are reverting back to one of the parent hosta. is that what’s going on or did she get the wrong plants?

Customer bought fire island hosta and got these hosta with dark leaves. She believes they are reverting back to one of the parent hosta. Is that what’s going on or did she get the wrong plants?

 

Answers:

If the plant were reverting (which I am not sure even happens in hostas, that’s more of a woody plant thing), it would show in the new growth, not the old growth. So what I think is happening here is that the all green leaves were simply put out in different conditions (earlier this season, when there was less sunlight) than the golden leaves. As long as the new growth continues to emerge with the red stems and yellow foliage, there’s no cause for concern.

That said, I’m not familiar with this variety specifically to say whether it looks like the plants on the product page or not, but I don’t think the fact that it has two different leaves coming out of the greenhouse is a cause for concern.

It should be totally fine! The foliage starts off bright yellow and then darkens to more of a green as the season progresses.