Fickle Blue Genes

Hosta "Fickle Blue Genes" review

Streaked blue - green, yellow, and cream, round, corrugated, cupped, and wavy foliage. 23" tall upright plant. One of the more popular breeding plants in recent history coming from Ed Elslager's program, this cross of Hosta 'William Lachman' Ч Hosta hypoleuca has produced some dandy offspring. Medium blue-green streaked leaves have a medium blue green margin which is slightly rippled, slightly shiny on top, glaucous bloom underneath, and a petiole that is streaked. Put it all on a medium-small upright growing clump and you have the picture.

Hosta "Fickle Blue Genes" information:

Size Category medium - large
Hosta height x width 58x65 cm (23x26 in.) inches
Leaf length x width 24x22 cm (9x9 in.) inches
Vein pairs 12
Leaf color
Variegation streaked
Leaf type corrugated, cupped, wavy, round
Petiole corrugated, cupped, wavy, round
Scape streaked
Scape height 50 cm (20 in.)
Flower near white,lavender striped,tubular
Flower length 4 cm (1.6 in.)
Flowering period July
Fertile yes/breeder
Pod green
Sports 'Blue Wonder' sport/bb 'Faded Genes' sport/bb
Progeny 'Blackhawk Creek' = PP x 'More Elegant' 'Brasstown Bald' = PP x 'Red Eye Cafй' 'Mauna Kea' = PP x 'Poison Dart Frog' 'Sycamore Creek' = PP x 'More Elegant'