Gert van Eijk-Bos
of the Netherlands originated this cultivar which is a sport of H. 'Patriot'.
It was registered by
Clarence (C.H.) Falstad, III of Michigan in 1998
with new data in
slow growing plant forms a medium size (12 inches high by 27 inches wide) mound of
slightly wavy, slightly corrugated leaves. In July, it bears
pale lavender flowers.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...comes very close to 'Fire
and Ice' and, like the latter, grows slowly."
Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (2008 Vol. 39 No. 2) says that, "H. 'Paul Revere'...also medio-variegated, is like 'Loyalist', or perhaps even
identical to it. Also found in tissue-culturing 'Patriot', 'Paul Revere' has
leaves with a dark green margin and wide white center. I'm now seeing all-green
leaves on a few old 'Paul Revere' clumps. Do hostas with these green tetraploid
leaves have a name?
Mark Zilis calls them H. 'Midnight Ride'..."
Pollock continues in
Hosta Journal (2015 Vol. 46 No.2), "During
the 50 or so years that 'Francee', a diploid...has been cultivated, some 75
sport descendents have been reported. About 20 are diploid and for the most part
of lesser interest...the tetraploid sports...have been of principal attention.
Examples are first generation H. 'Patriot' that sported...H. 'Loyalist' that
sported...H. 'Revolution that sported...H.
'Independence'...H. 'Minuteman' and H.
'Pathfinder'...sported several tetraploid second generations of commercial
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
Hosta Journal (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled
Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for
Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas
which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have
indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same
plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary
in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the
casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the
plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.
and Ice', H. 'Flash
of Light', H. 'Loyalist' and