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HostaMarilyn Monroe

Statusregistered

Originator(s)Jim Hawes/Pete & Jean Ruh 2005

Originlongipes var. latifolia 'Urajiro Hachijo' seedling

Pictures

Size category 

Plant height x width35x65 cm (14x26 in.)

Leaf length x width17x14 cm (7x6 in.)

Vein pairs10

Leaf colorpale green

Variegation 

Leafvery rippled, cupped, twisted, very wavy

Petiolered

Scape 

Scape height35 cm (14 in.)

Flowerlavender,tubular

Flower length 

Fragrant 

Flowering periodSeptember

Fertile 

Pod 

Ploidy 

Patents 

Info=longipes 'Urajiro Hachijo' no. 4.
This is a sister seedling of Alex Summers' H. 'Smokey' with rounded leaves, white backs, and red petioles. Much better than H. 'Grand Slam'. It also gives seedlings better than itself. Think these two hosta greats are onto something here. Alex and Jim , who are great friends, shared this batch of seed, which came from longipes 'Urajiro Hachijo'. This is from a small batch of TC plants Jim had done privately.
Light colored leaves, uniform wavy edge, white back, leaves with every flower, pointed tip.

Sports'Happy Birthday, Mr President' sport/os
'Jessica Alba' sport/yy
'Marilyn Monroe Streaked' sport/os
'Marilyn's Fest Dress' sport/os
'Misty Marilyn' sport/o
'Sharon Stone' sport/os

Progeny'Effervescence' = PP x ('Neptune' x 'Designer Genes')
'Frisian Ruffles' = PP x 'Sky Dancer'
'Holar Red Sea Shell' = PP x 'Maya Kingsnake'
'Prehensile' = PP x 'Ringtail'
'Skywriter' = PP x ('Neptune' x 'Smoke Signals')
'Valley's Favorite Muse' = 'Maya Kingsnake' x PP
'Valley's Frozen Rum' = PP x 'Valley's pycnophylla'
'Valley's Green Chute' seedling
'Valley's One of a Kind' seedling
'Valley's Rodeo' = PP x 'Ringtail'