(1-19-19) Yesterday on the Hosta Buyers Guide Facebook page the following was posted:
The highest bid was $650.
Hosta Heritage Lines
Sharon Stone (Marilyn Monroe sport) (Jan van den Top) – Blue, green, and silver-grey streaks blaze down rounded, ruffle-edged leaves to twisted tips. The addition of creamy highlights leaves
No sports or seedlings are on record as being produced by Sharon Stone. But if you want one in your collection it is going to make you dig way down deep in your pockets. They often go for a large amount when placed on the auction block in the past.
Marilyn Monroe (longipes var. latifolia ‘Urajiro Hachijo’ seedling) (Jim Hawes/Pete & Jean Ruh 2005)
Marilyn Monroe is a sister seedling of Alex Summers’ H. ‘Smokey‘ with rounded leaves, white backs, and red petioles. It also gives seedlings better than itself. Think these two hosta greats are onto something here. They came from a small batch of tissue culture plants.
Has produced numerous sports and seedlings with a variety of other hostas, including another Jan van den Top named, Jessica Alba.