A seedling of unidentified parentage, this cultivar
was registered by Jim Schwarz of
Jim's Hostas of Iowa (now owned by
Hostas of Wisconsin) in 2002. It grows into a small size (6 inches high by 10 inches wide) plant and has dimpled foliage. Purple
flowers bloom from mid-July into August.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009) says, "At first glance, the sharp contrast between
the crisp white leaf center and dark green margin draws your attention...Then
you notice the intense corrugation...has steadily increased in popularity. It
has proven to be a good grower in both nursery containers and the garden."
Field Guide to Hostas by Mark Zilis (2014), "Some claim that it is the same as 'Lakeside Dot Com'. In fact, the award that
'Peanut' received during that 2002 "First Look" competition was recently
rescinded and given to 'Lakeside Dot Com'. They appear to come from similar
genetic background, but I cannot definitely say that they are the same."
The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack
(2010) says: "In good light the leaf margins diversify into many
different shades of green. The small clump size and low growth
habit make it ideal for the trough and bowl."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "...leaves eventually become attractively
heart-shaped exhibiting dark green flecking toward the
margin...Divide frequently. The flowers are among the most
spectacular of any miniature and the thin leaf tips are echoed
in the leafy scape bracts. A superb tiny hosta...colorful
tri-tone effect along the marginal area can be observed showing
spinach green, olive green, and chartreuse stripes bleeding into
the white base color."
An article by
Warren I. Pollack in
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.
Dot Com' and