Marilyn Monroe...a late season bloomer
Could not resist sharing the beauty of a late-blooming beautiful hosta with stunning flowers.
The scapes are a pale lavender and lead up to the same colour- tinted bud....each flower bud is encased in its own lavender-edged, streaked cream leaf. The petioles are light green speckled with red now but in the spring, during the unfurling process of growth, the petioles are a gorgeous lavender colour...a promise of colour at bloom time!
This is truly a beautiful hosta to enjoy...from emergence right through the growing season. She still looks great...you'd never know its the middle of September!
Mine is only a year old. i started taking photos while it was overcast this morning and then the sun abruptly poked through...too bright, sorry.
Please enjoy or feel free to post your Marilyn Monroe. I would love to see more mature MM simply for the wow factor of more blooms! for starters, I recall Hostahillbilly has one! :-)