Hosta 'Peanut'

A seedling of unidentified parentage, this cultivar was registered by Jim Schwarz of Jim's Hostas of Iowa (now owned by Uniquely 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."

From the 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 In fact, the award that 'Peanut' received during that 2002 "First Look" competition was recently rescinded and given to 'Lakeside Dot Com'.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 Diana 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 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. 'Lakeside Dot Com' and H. 'Peanut'.


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