Hosta Sir Richard
|Folk name||Hosta 'Sir Richard'|
|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.
Introduced in 2002, the hosta cultivar 'Sir RIchard' was hybridized by Jim Schwartz. Named after Robin Hood's friend, Sir Richard at the Lea, who first figures in the Gest of Robyn Hode, 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. 'Sir Richard' is a medium-sized hosta which likes half or full shade, where it can reach a height of c. 70 cm and a diameter of 60-90 cm. Its slightly rippled leaves are medium green with creamy white streaks.
I have not been able to establish from which of the 24 accepted species the 'Sir Richard' 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. Jim's Hostas is now owned by Uniquely Hostas.
- Dave's Garden: Hosta Sir Richard
- The Hosta Helper: Hosta Sir Richard
- Hosta Paradise: Hosta Sir Richard
- Uniquely Hostas: Sir Richard.
- Hosta Library: Sir RIchard. Three photos.
- Dave's Garden: The Scoop on Jim's Hostas
- Facebook: Jim's Hostas
- Manta: Schwartz Greenhouse
- Uniquely Hostas
- Wikipedia: Hosta.
- Hosta Friar Tuck
- Hosta Little John
- Hosta Maid Marian
- Hosta Merry Men
- Hosta Robin Hood
- Hosta Robin of Loxley
- Hosta Sheriff of Nottingham
- Robin Hood Drive (Dubuque).