Hosta of the Day - 'Designer Genes'

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Hosta of the Day - 'Designer Genes'

Postby redcrx » Feb 03, 2013 9:58 am

'Designer Genes' is a seedling of 'Miss Susie'.

Hosta Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=1594&Variety=Designer%20Genes
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Designer+Genes
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/d/designergenes.html

This is a long topic with a lot of pictures. This plant sits in a spot I pass most often going into the garden so it gets a lot of attention and photos.

I have had it from 2009. Most of the photos are from the 2012 season.
Here it is very early:
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A little later with Wolverine on the right, a pair of Red October behind, and One Man's Treasure:
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Candy Dish has popped up in the center:
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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - Designer Genes

Postby redcrx » Feb 03, 2013 10:01 am

Designer Genes a little later in the 2012 season:
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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - Designer Genes

Postby redcrx » Feb 03, 2013 10:06 am

A page of leaf and petiole detail:
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The petioles get darker as the season progresses:
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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - Designer Genes

Postby redcrx » Feb 03, 2013 10:16 am

Designer Genes flowers - I noticed a curious thing about the flower shape. The early flowers have a wider petal giving the flower a more rounded look while the later ones seem to have thinner petals giving the flower a flared appearance.

The first 4 photos are from the 2011 season:
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End of the flower cycle:
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A flower photo from the 2012 season:
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Re: Hosta of the Day #3 - Designer Genes

Postby redcrx » Feb 03, 2013 10:22 am

Last set of Designer Genes photos - seed pods. Normally they are just green but the last ones that formed this past season were purple.

This first photo is from 2011 showing green pods:
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Here are very late 2012 photos showing the purple pods:
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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Designer Genes'

Postby thy » Feb 05, 2013 7:36 pm

Love it but have killed it twice both times in pots.

:hmm: May have to try a new one and plant it in the soil :D
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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Designer Genes'

Postby kaylyred » May 28, 2013 10:15 am

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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Designer Genes'

Postby redcrx » Nov 14, 2014 1:06 pm

Designer Genes in the 2013 season

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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Designer Genes'

Postby redcrx » Nov 14, 2014 1:14 pm

Designer Genes in the 2014 season

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On the left side of a group with Candy Dish, Wolverine and Wily Willy; and at the top is a Red October and One Man's Treasure
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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Designer Genes'

Postby redcrx » Nov 14, 2014 1:19 pm

And some photos from the 2013 season of a Designer Genes I have growing in a trough.

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Re: Hosta of the Day - 'Designer Genes'

Postby Tigger » Apr 29, 2015 8:42 pm

Maybe it comes up too early for its own good, but ya gotta love it when it does. Such a spring show-off.
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