Marilyn Monroe

Hosta "Marilyn Monroe" review

=longipes 'Urajiro Hachijo' no. 4. This is a sister seedling of Alex Summers' Hosta 'Smokey' with rounded leaves, white backs, and red petioles. Much better than Hosta '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.

Hosta "Marilyn Monroe" information:

Size Category
Hosta height x width 35x65 cm (14x26 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 17x14 cm (7x6 in.) inches
Vein pairs 10
Leaf color
Leaf type very rippled, cupped, twisted, very wavy
Petiole very rippled, cupped, twisted, very wavy
Scape height 35 cm (14 in.)
Flower lavender,tubular
Flower length
Flowering period September
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'