Designer Genes

Hosta "Designer Genes" review

Designer Genes is considered to be one of the best yellow with red petioles hostas available. Plants emerge in spring with striking yellow leaves and contrasting red petioles. Designer Genes holds it’s brilliant yellow color longer than other yellow varieties we have grown. Plants slowly transition to a shade of chartreuse as the season progresses. A real eye catcher! Plants produce lavender blooms in midsummer.

Hosta "Designer Genes" information:

Size Category medium
Hosta height x width 30x76 cm (12x30 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 17x11 cm (7x4 in.) inches
Vein pairs 6-7
Leaf color
Variegation viridescent
Leaf type
Scape red purple
Scape height 75 cm (30 in.)
Flower lavender,striped,tubular
Flower length 5 cm (2 in.)
Flowering period August - September
Sports 'Fashionista' sport/yw 'Flemish Design' sport/yy
Progeny 'Edgar Allen Poe' = (x 'Kokuryu') x PP 'Grateful Red' = 'Neat Splash' x PP 'Jack's Gene' = PP x 'Mr Jack' 'Lipstick Blonde' = 'Granny's Rouge' x PP 'Love of My Life' = 'Sun Shower' x PP 'Red Hots' = 'Mango Mango' x PP 'Rix Pix' = PP x 'Mr Jack' 'Striped Canvas' = PP x 'Sea Angel'