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Hosta
Hosta 'Marilyn Monroe'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Marilyn Monroe
Hybridized by J. Hawes - P&J Ruh
Registered or introduced: 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

Regional

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

Machesney Park, Illinois

Greenville, Indiana

Plainwell, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Southold, New York

Kalama, Washington

Burlington, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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

Red leaf petioles and flowerscapes