Hosta Sheriff of Nottingham
|Folk name||Hosta 'Sheriff of Nottingham'|
|Binomial name||Hosta ?|
|Variety||Sheriff of Nottingham|
|Used where||USA, Europe and perhaps Far East|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-05-17. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.
First marketed in 2012, the hosta cultivar 'Sheriff of Nottingham' 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. 'Sheriff of Nottingham' is edium-sized with greenish yellow, slightly cupped, and shiny leaves. It has medium lavender, tubular flowers, blooming in June.
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. For 'Robin Hood' et al., see link below. Jim's Hostas is now owned by Uniquely Hostas.
- Hosta Friar Tuck
- Hosta Little John
- Hosta Maid Marian
- Hosta Merry Men
- Hosta Robin Hood
- Hosta Robin of Loxley
- Hosta Sir Richard
- Robin Hood Drive (Dubuque).