Hosta ‘Revolution’ has a very distinctive color pattern. In the spring the centers of the leaves are a light, creamy yellow, speckled and streaked with two different shades of green. The margins are irregular and a very dark green. By late summer the creamy centers have become pure white and the green speckles and streaks have darkened.
Hosta ‘Revolution’ is a medium-sized hosta. My mature Revolutions are approximately two feet high and about three feet in diameter. The rounded leaves are heavy and thick with pointed tips. This is one of the later-blooming hostas. It blooms here in late summer and has tubular lavender flowers on 20-inch greenish-white scapes.
The seed pods are also an interesting combination of colors… creamy greenish pods with red and dark green stripes. Supposedly Revolution seeds are very likely to produce streaked seedlings, although this has never happened for me. All the seedlings I have grown from Revolution seeds have been a solid very dark green.
Hosta ‘Revolution’ was first introduced in the year 2000. It is a sport of the Hosta ‘Loyalist,’ which is a sport of the Hosta ‘Patriot.’ (Another sport, Hosta ‘Independence,’ is like Hosta ‘Revolution’ with the colors reversed.)