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Hosta 'Designer Genes'

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

Year New at HostasDirect 2008
Growing Zones No
Plant - Height 12"
Plant Size Small
Plant - Shape Upright
Growth Rate Fast
Plant - Ploidy Assumed Diploid
Plant - Density No
Sun Resistant No
Slug Resistant No
Hosta - Drought Tolerant No
Plant - Bog Tolerant No
Plant - Wave Spacing 18"
Plant - Specimen Spacing 24"
Plant - Hosta of the Year No
AHS Rating No
AHS Mini Rating No
Leaf - Base Flat
Leaf - Color Detail Slightly rippled leaf
Leaf Color (Center) Green
Leaf Color (Margin) No
Leaf - Cupped No
Leaf - Cup Direction No
Leaf - Flat Edge Yes
Leaf - Corrugation No
Leaf - Folded No
Leaf - Twisted No
Leaf - Wavy/Undulated No
Leaf - Piecrust No
Fragrant Flower No
Leaf - Substance No
Leaf - Margin Contortion Slightly Rippled
Leaf - Margin Size No
Leaf - Margin Width (inches) No
Leaf - Seasonal Color Change No
Leaf - Shape Broadly Ovate
Leaf - Size 6" x 4" W
Leaf - Length 6.5
Leaf - Width 4.5
Leaf - Mottled No
Leaf - Speckled No
Leaf - Splashed No
Leaf - Streaked No
Leaf - Upper Leaf Luster Dull
Leaf - Under Leaf Luster Glaucous
Leaf - Vein Color No
Leaf - Vein Furrows No
Leaf - Vein Pairs 6
Leaf - White Leaf Back No
Flower - Color Purple
Flower - Double Blooms No
Flower - Reblooms No
Flower - Striped Bloom Yes
Flower - Inflorescence No
Flower - Bracts No
Flower - Clustered Bloom No
Flower - Pod Color No
Flower - Scape Color Red
Flower - Scape Height 24
Flower - Scape Height Range 24
Flower - Branched Scape No
Bloom Month(s) October, November, December
Flower - Season August 15 to October 1
Flower - Start-Peak-Finish No
Flower - Size No
Flower - Shape Tubular
Flower - Viable Seed No
Petiole Color Purple
Petiole - Shape No
Petiole - Size No
Petiole - Variegation No
Plant - Rhizomatous No
Plant - Fun Name Humorous
Plant - Patented No
Plant - Patent Number No
Plant - PPAF No
Hybridizing - Parentage [H. 'Miss Susie' unknown]
Hybridizing - Originator A. Wrede
Hybridizing - Namer A. Wrede
Hybridizing - Introducer A. Wrede
Hybridizing - Registrant A. Wrede
Hybridizing - Sport Of No
Hybridizing - Tardiana Cross No
Hybridizing - Year Registered 2005


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