Hosta 'World Peace'


Registered by D. Seitz of Pennsylvania in 2019, this very upright growing, large size (28 inches high by 22 inches wide) cultivar is a sport of H. 'World Cup'. It has medium  blue-green foliage with variable greenish-yellow marginal variegation.

The leaves are slightly rippled at the margins, broadly ovate, moderately cupped, moderately corrugated and slightly wavy overall with very sturdy, thick, upright petioles. Pale lavender, bell-shaped flowers bloom from June into July on scapes 25 to 28 inches tall.

The registration materials state: "...Very large, upright shape with marginally variegated leaves."


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. 'Hollywood Hall of Fame' and H. 'World Peace'.



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