Hosta Maid Marian
|Folk name||Hosta 'Maid Marian'|
|Binomial name||Hosta ?|
|Used where||USA, Europe and perhaps Far East|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-09-13. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-09-18.
First marketed in 2000, the hosta cultivar 'Maid Marian' 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. 'Maid Marian' is a large Hosta that grows in half or full shade, reaching a height of 50–60 cm. It has large yellow leaves with a wavy green margin. Jim's Hostas is now owned by Uniquely Hostas.
I have not been able to establish from which of the 24 accepted species the 'Maid Marian' 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.
- Hosta Paradise: Hosta Maid Marian
- Dave's Garden: Hosta Maid Marian
- The Hosta Helper: Hosta Maid Marian
- Hosta Paradise: Hosta Maid Marian.
- Hosta Library: Maid Marian. Two 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 Merry Men
- Hosta Robin Hood
- Hosta Robin of Loxley
- Hosta Sheriff of Nottingham
- Hosta Sir Richard
- Robin Hood Drive (Dubuque).