Hosta 'Designer Genes' Hosta 'Designer Genes'

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  • Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
  • Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Hosta 'Designer Genes'

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  • Bright Foliage,
  • Red Stems,
  • A real WOW,
Common Name:Hostas
Plant Type:Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 What is my zone?
Height:18 - 24 Inches
Spread:12 - 12 Inches
Exposure:Full Shade (0-4 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Bee-Friendly, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:Purple Shades

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(Hosta)Hello Yellow! 'Designer Genes' will grace your garden in early spring with bright yellow foliage that you will see from a distance. The bright yellow green foliage is held up tall by rich burgundy colored stems. As the summer progresses and the leaves age, they take on a chartreuse green color. In our opinion, 'Designer Genes' is one of the best yellow/burgundy combinations of hosta to date. Standing 18 inches tall and 12 inches wide, 'Designer Genes' is a quick growing hosta for part to full shade locations. In mid to late summer a lavender flower emerges on deep burgundy stems. 'Designer Genes' Hosta is great for borders, containers, and collector gardens. If you are looking for that one WOW plant that gives amazing spring color, 'Designer Genes' is a go to variety.
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Hosta 'Designer Genes' PPAF

Common Name Hostas
USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Perennial
Sun Exposure Full Shade (0-4 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate, Moist
Soil Type Clay
Nature Attractions Bee-Friendly, Hummingbirds
Flower Color Purple Shades
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Fragrant
Design Use Border, Container, Massing, Specimen
Season of Interest (Flowering) Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall, Spring, Summer
Heidi's Pick

Spring foliage color that will have you talking. Shade gardens can tend to be dark, 'Designer Genes' hosta will give you a big splash of color right as your plants emerge. This color lasts well into the gardening season.

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