Hosta Robin of Loxley

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Plant name
Folk name Hosta 'Robin of Loxley'
Binomial name Hosta ?
Variety Robin of Loxley
First recorded 2000–2002
Used where USA, Europe and perhaps Far East
Hosta 'Robin of Loxley' / Hosta Paradise.

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

First marketed in 2000, the hosta cultivar 'Robin of Loxley' 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.

'Robin of Loxley' is a large Hosta that has nearly white flowers and grows in half or full shade, reaching a height of 60 to 70 cm.[2] Its leaves are blue-green, and it blooms from late June into July.[3]

I have not been able to establish from which of the 24 accepted species the 'Robin of Loxley' variety was bred, but perhaps this is a moot point since the species are easily interbred.[4] See the entry on Hosta Robin Hood for information on hostas in general. Jim's Hostas is now owned by Uniquely Hostas.




Also see