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Hosta 'Designer Genes'

Hosta 'Designer Genes'
Hosta 'Designer Genes' leaf detail
Availability Ships April to early November
Plant Size 3rd year field grown plant, freshly dug and shipped bare root
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Hosta 'Designer Genes'

(Wrede 2005)

Clump Size: (M) 28" x 12"

Leaf Size: 7.5" x 5" -- Vein Pairs: 6 - 7

Description: Leaves are bright yellow in spring turning to a chartreuse green in summer. The petioles are red on both sides providing a nice contrast against the yellow.

Blooms: Purple flowers bloom in late July and August.

Comments: Hosta 'Designer Genes' stands out with its bright foliage and nicely contrasting red petioles and purple flowers. It is a brilliant yellow in the spring, even when grown in a lot of shade. This is very similar to Hosta 'Fire Island' but has darker purple flowers and a little better substance.

Light: Light shade to full shade. -- Soil: Humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Similar Plants: Fire Island

Zones: 2 - 8

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  • Author: Susan Zeeb
    Nice bright color for a shady spot! Love this hosta but leaves are thin.

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