Hosta Friar Tuck
|Folk name||Hosta 'Friar Tuck'|
|Binomial name||Hosta ?|
|Used where||USA, Europe and perhaps Far East|
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. 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 There is some disagreement over its maximum height: 60–70 cm,, c. 1 m, and 1.2 to 1.8 m 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. See the entry on Hosta Robin Hood for information on hostas in general.
- Dave's Garden: Hosta Friar Tuck
- The Hosta Helper: Hosta Friar Tuck
- Hosta Paradise: Hosta Friar Tuck.
- Hosta Library: Friar Tuck. A single photo.
- Dave's Garden: The Scoop on Jim's Hostas
- Facebook: Jim's Hostas
- Manta: Schwartz Greenhouse
- Uniquely Hostas
- Wikipedia: Hosta.
- Hosta Little John
- Hosta Maid Marian
- Hosta Merry Men
- Hosta Robin Hood
- Hosta Robin of Loxley
- Hosta Sheriff of Nottingham
- Hosta Sir Richard
- Robin Hood Drive (Dubuque).