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    Peanut Hosta

    Hosta 'Peanut'

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    Peanut Hosta (Hosta 'Peanut') at Hartman Companies

    Peanut Hosta foliage

    Peanut Hosta foliage

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    Plant Height:  5 inches

    Flower Height:  12 inches

    Spacing:  10 inches

    Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2

    Other Names:  Plantain Lily, Funkia

    Description:

    The cutest miniature hosta, leaves have a creamy center with dark-green margin, slightly rippled; provides beautiful texture and contrast to other plants; lavender spikes of flowers in mid-summer

    Ornamental Features

    Peanut Hosta features dainty spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive tiny textured oval leaves remain creamy white in color with showy dark green variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Peanut Hosta is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Insects

    Peanut Hosta is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover

    Planting & Growing

    Peanut Hosta will grow to be only 5 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
    Ornamental Features
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