Hosta Friar Tuck

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Plant name
Folk name Hosta 'Friar Tuck'
Binomial name Hosta ?
Variety Friar Tuck
First recorded 2000
Used where USA, Europe and perhaps Far East
Hosta 'Friar Tuck' / Hosta Search, 25 Jun. 2010.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-09-13. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-23.

First marketed in 2000, the hosta cultivar 'Friar Tuck' was hybridized by Jim Schwartz. It is one of a series of cultivars with names inspired by the address of his business: 11676 Robin Hood Drive (Dubuque), Iowa.[1] For 'Robin Hood' et al., see 'Also see' section below. 'Friar Tuck' has lavender flowers and round green leaves with a margin that is light green changing to yellow[2] There is some disagreement over its maximum height: 60–70 cm,[2], c. 1 m,[3] and 1.2 to 1.8 m[4] have been suggested. Jim's Hostas is now owned by Uniquely Hostas.

I have not been able to establish from which of the 24 accepted species the 'Friar Tuck' variety was bred, but perhaps this is a moot point since the species are easily interbred.[5] See the entry on Hosta Robin Hood for information on hostas in general.




Also see