Hosta 'Marie Curie'

This cultivar was originated by Karel Hensen of the Netherlands and registered on his behalf by Peter Ruh of Ohio in 2002 as a new name for Hosta "cucullata". It is a large size plant about 21 inches high by 52 inches wide with medium green colored leaves. The foliage is broadly ovate, deeply lobed, slightly wavy and moderately corrugated. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), " not the same as H. 'Cucullata', which is a form of H. 'Sieboldiana'. George Schmid (1991, p. 46) associated the name Hosta cucullata with H. montana and H. 'Sieboldiana'. The Hosta cucullata plants that I have examined are absolutely not close to either species, instead being more like 'Fortunei Obscura'."

In other words, there is some confusion over the name of this hosta like there is with several others. Oh, well, that's just part of hostadom.


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