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Hosta 'Marilyn Monroe'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Marilyn Monroe
Hybridized by J. Hawes - P&J Ruh; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Medium

Leaf Shape:
Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Cupped
Twisted
Folded
Wavy

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Dull

Leaf Substance:
3 (Average)

Leaf Color:
Light Green

Color of Leaf Margin:
No margin

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:
Heavily Rippled

Margin Width:
No margin

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive pirl On Sep 7, 2012, pirl from (Arlene) Southold, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Lovely plant but give it no more than light morning sun. It cooks in afternoon sun...not good.

Positive ruby42 On Nov 16, 2005, ruby42 from Cape May Court House, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

Red leaf petioles and flowerscapes

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Machesney Park, Illinois
Galena, Indiana
Plainwell, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Southold, New York
Kalama, Washington
Bohners Lake, Wisconsin



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