mean is that some types of chimeras are so unstable by nature that no amount of
working with them is likely to give you a plant that will consistantly put out
divisions that look like the one you're after. Probably the least likely to form
a stable cultivar would be the ones that have a leaf that is one color on one
side of the mid-vein and another color on the other side. I guess a lot of
us have seen leaves with this pattern, but I'll bet nobody saw a plant that kept
producing divisions with all the leaves showing that pattern. In general,
non-streaked sectorial chimeras seem the least likely of the more common types
to stabilize. "Stability" is, of course a relative term with Hosta.
What does that mean?
Bill Meyer wrote:
probably cannot be stabilized.