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Hosta 'Designer Genes'

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Wonderful red petioles and scapes!


Known for its bright red petioles contrasted with bright gold foliage. Forms a medium-size mound. Purple flowers in July on crimson red scapes. Developed by Arthur Wrede of Maryland, a top breeder of red petioles.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Year New at HostasDirect 2008
Growing Zones No
Plant - Height 12"
Plant Size Small
Plant - Shape Upright
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Resistant No
Slug Resistant No
Plant - Wave Spacing 18"
Plant - Specimen Spacing 24"
Plant - Hosta of the Year No
Leaf Color (Center) Green
Leaf Color (Margin) No
Leaf - Cupped No
Leaf - Corrugation No
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No
Fragrant Flower No
Leaf - Margin Size No
Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No
Leaf - Length 6.5
Leaf - Width 4.5
Leaf - Speckled No
Leaf - Streaked No
Flower - Color Purple
Flower - Scape Color Red
Bloom Month(s) October, November, December
Petiole Color Purple
Plant - Patented No
Hybridizing - Parentage [H. 'Miss Susie' unknown]
Hybridizing - Originator A. Wrede
Hybridizing - Sport Of No
Hybridizing - Year Registered 2005