Hosta Robin of Loxley
|Folk name||Hosta 'Robin of Loxley'|
|Binomial name||Hosta ?|
|Variety||Robin of Loxley|
|Used where||USA, Europe and perhaps Far East|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-09-13. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.
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. 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. Its leaves are blue-green, and it blooms from late June into July.
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. 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 Robin of Loxley
- The Hosta Helper: Hosta Robin of Loxley
- Hosta Paradise: Hosta Robin of Loxley.
- Hosta Library: Robin of Loxley. A single photo.
- 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 Sheriff of Nottingham
- Hosta Sir Richard
- Robin Hood Drive (Dubuque).