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Hosta 'Designer Genes'
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Plant Type: Hostas

‘Designer Genes’ is incredibly striking in the spring as the brilliant yellow leaves emerge from contrasting deep wine-red shoots. It quickly grows into a medium-sized mound of bright yellow leaves with showy bright red petioles. Compared to other yellow hostas, this variety holds its coloring longer. Later in the season, the foliage mellows to more of a chartreuse green color.  Tall, red scapes carry the purple flowers in late summer.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Lavender shades

Foliage Color

Yellow shades

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Other hosta and shade loving plants

Plant Height


Scape Height

20"- 24"

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Moist, rich, organic

Characteristics & Attributes


Bloom Time

Late summer

Critter Resistance

Rabbits, slugs


Part to full shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

Spring and summer