Hosta 'Bohemia Fatty Manzo'

Registered by Vladimir Mirka of the Czech Republic in 2016, this fast growing, rhizomatous cultivar is a sport of H. 'Manzo'. It becomes a small size hosta about 9 inches high by 19 inches wide with medium to dark green foliage that has a creamy white medial (center) variegation. The leaves are heavily rippled, slightly shiny on top, slightly twisted and wavy. Its flowers bloom from mid-July into August on scapes up to 16 inches tall.

The registration materials state: "Wavy, twisted creamy white leaves with irregular two-tone green margin. Very fast growing rhizomatous hosta...creamy white center turns greenish-white in midsummer..."


An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

H. 'Bohemia Fatty Manzo' and H. 'My Maria'.


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