Hosta 'Designer Genes' is stunning Plantain Lily with brilliant yellow leaves on upright red petioles. 'Designer Genes' maintains its bright yellow color long into the season, gradually becoming more chartreuse. It is a medium size Hosta with purple blooms on tall red flower scapes in late summer.
Hosta 'Designer Genes' prefers partial to full shade and moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Hosta will grow in ordinary garden soil and withstand drought, but they are most beautiful when provided consistent moisture. They will tolerate clay soil and can be grown under black walnut trees.
Plantain Lily are classic perennial shade garden plants that will also grow well in containers.