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hostas named Mary

Posted by peggy_hosta z4 neSD (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 14:21

One of my sisters passed away this winter and her name was Mary. Any recommendations for a hosta with the word Mary in it?

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RE: hostas named Mary

Sorry For your loss of a sister. Mine passed too and never a day goes by without her in my thought.
I looked oh the internet and there appears to be lots with the name Mary. This is a picture of one called Mary Mary
All the best to you

RE: hostas named Mary

another Mary but also not mine so not sure what size they grow

RE: hostas named Mary

I am very sorry for your loss. My brother passed last year, and we were very close. No other relative shares the same heritage as siblings.

I have one named Three Sisters, for my granddaughters (3) and my nieces (3). If you are one of three, this could work.

Also I have one called Mary Marie Ann, which is still a young plant showing an interesting leaf

Hope you find the one special plant you are looking for.

RE: hostas named Mary

My condolences, Peggy. My sister Mary died twelve years ago from a ten- year battle with cancer. H. 'Mary Marie Ann' is one I was going to recommend as well as that is the one I chose. Whenever I come across a hosta that bears the name of someone I love, I buy it. I'm up to three now.


RE: hostas named Mary

Thank you all. I tried h. Mary Marie Ann several years ago and ironically it withered away to nothing last summer. I'll give her second chance this year- if it ever warms up!

RE: hostas named Mary

I'm sorry for your loss, Peggy. I lost my sister 10 years ago. Life is never the same again. After a while, it doesn't hurt as often.

I looked at the hosta registrar for hosta with Mary in the name. (The list is below.) You can look them up on the Hosta Library to see what you like. It seems from the Hosta Finder that Jim's and Wade Gatton have the most Mary plants.


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'Bloody Mary' H. Sugita (O) P. Ruh (NIR) 1999 Plant: 42 in. (107 cm) diameter, 16 in. (41 cm) high; mound like; moderate. Leaf: 10 in. (25 cm) long, 6 in. (15 cm) wide; 13 pairs of veins; medium green; slightly rippled; very shiny on top; dull underneath; cordate base; Scape: 22 in. (56 cm) long; purple. Flower: 2.5 in. (6.85 cm) long; tubular; Chesterland, OH - August 2 - August 30; Seed: sets viable seed;greenish purple seed pod; [H. longipes × H. pycnophylla]

'Margaret Mary Tiara' D. Hovekamp (ONIR) 2001 Plant: 16 in. (41 cm) diameter, 7 in. (18 cm) high; mound-like; medium-fast. Leaf: 3 in. (8 cm) long, 3 in. (6 cm) wide; 6 pairs of veins; medium to dark green; white margin; slightly rippled; dull on top; slightly shiny underneath; lightly wavy; broadly ovate; tapered base; petiole is green with thin white margin. Scape: 11 to 12 in. (28 cm) long; Flower: 1.5 in. (4.31 cm) long; tubular; Lousiville, KY - June 1 to July 15; 6/15-6/25-7/31; *codes 4-4-4; Seed: sets pod; Clump History: a 1st generation division; 10 yrs old; Lousiville, KY; Notable Characteristics: much wider margin than 'Diamond Tiara' with streaks from margin in to center of leaf Seasonal Variation: Margin starts out cream colored, turns white[Sport of H. 'Diamond Tiara']

'Mary Jo' D. Stone & P. Ruh (R) 1987 Plant: 17 in. (43 cm) diameter, 8 in. (20 cm) high; Leaf: 5 in. (13 cm) long, 4 in. (10 cm) wide; 9 pairs of veins; deep blue green; Scape: 16 in. (41 cm) long; Flower: Ohio - July 5 - July 26; [Parentage Unknown]

'Mary Lou' P. Banyai (R) 1986 Plant: 36 in. (91 cm) diameter, 18 in. (46 cm) high; Leaf: 10 in. (25 cm) long, 8 in. (21 cm) wide; 10 pairs of veins; blue; Scape: 36 in. (91 cm) long; Flower: 2 in. (5.58 cm) long; Michigan - mid June - early July; [Parentage Unknown]

'Mary Marie Ann' L. Englerth (R) 1982 Plant: 12 in. (30 cm) diameter, 8 in. (20 cm) high; Leaf: 5 in. (11 cm) long, 2 in. (6 cm) wide; 7 pairs of veins; yellow; green margin; large undulations; Scape: 15 in. (38 cm) long; [Hybrid of H. 'Aoki']

'Mary Mary' J. Schwarz (ONIR) 2009 Plant: 32 in. (81 cm) diameter, 12 in. (30 cm) high; mound-like; . Leaf: 9 in. (22 cm) long, 5 in. (11 cm) wide; 9 pairs of veins; dark green; creamy white margin; flat; slightly shiny on top; very shiny underneath; lightly corrugated; ovate; rounded base; Scape: 27 to 30 in. (69 cm) long; Flower: Dubuque, IA - June 1 to July 15; Clump History: the original seedling; 7 yrs old; Dubuque, IA; Notable Characteristics: slick dark green, creamy white edge with wavy leaves on a medium sized plant[seedling of unknown parentage]

'Mary Scholl' R. Lamlein (ONIR) 1999 Plant: 48 in. (122 cm) diameter, 22 in. (56 cm) high; mound like; fast. Leaf: 10 in. (25 cm) long, 6 in. (15 cm) wide; 7 to 9 pairs of veins; greenish yellow; medium blue green margin; slightly rippled; slightly shiny on top; very shiny underneath; cordate base; Scape: 40 to 48 in. (102 cm) long; green. Flower: 2 in. (5.58 cm) long; purple dots; tubular; Toledo, OH - June 10 - June 30; [Sport of H. 'Undulata Erromena']

'Mary Schwartzbauer' H. Gowen (O) K. Larsen (NIR) 2008 Plant: 40 in. (102 cm) diameter, 30 in. (76 cm) high; upright; slow. Leaf: 15 in. (38 cm) long, 12 in. (31 cm) wide; 14 to 16 pairs of veins; light green to greenish white; green streaking to center margin; slightly rippled; slight glaucous bloom on top; slight glaucous bloom underneath; very lightly corrugated; broadly ovate; cordate base; Scape: 30 to 36 in. (76 cm) long; Flower: W. St. Paul, MN - June 1 to July 15; Clump History: the original seedling; 5 yrs old; W. St. Paul, MN; Notable Characteristics: two color margin[H. 'Dorothy Benedict' × unknown]

'Marýke Lokike' M. Lokies (ONIR) 2008 Plant: 26 in. (66 cm) diameter, 15 in. (38 cm) high; mound-like; fast. Leaf: 4 in. (11 cm) long, 1 in. (4 cm) wide; 9 pairs of veins; slightly blue-green; flat; dull on top; dull underneath; lightly folded; lance; tapered base; petiole is light green. Scape: 13.8 to 18.5 in. (35 cm) long; mauve-grey. Flower: bell; Dorsten, Germany - June 1 to July 15; 6/24-7/8-7/30; *codes 2, 3, 4; Clump History: the original seedling; 2 yrs old; Dorsten, Germany; Notable Characteristics: rock garden plant or in a pot, abundant bloom, numerous scapes, pest resistant[H. 'Halcyon' × unknown]

'Misty Mary Ann' S. Asch (ONIR) 2000 Plant: 32 in. (81 cm) diameter, 20 in. (51 cm) high; Mound; slow. Leaf: 10 in. (25 cm) long, 8 in. (20 cm) wide; 14 pairs of veins; dark green streaked; slightly shiny on top; glaucous bloom underneath; cordate base; Scape: 24 to 36 in. (61 cm) long; streaked. Flower: 2 in. (5.58 cm) long; tubular; Clawson, MI - July 1 - July 24; Seed: sets pod; green seed pod; [H. 'Dorothy Benedict' × H. 'Dorothy Benedict' seedling]

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