Hosta 'Evening Inferno'
 

 

Registered by Don Dean of Minnesota in 2019, this cultivar is a seedling of {H. laevigata ×  [H. 'Liberty Bell' × (H. 'Urajiro Hachijo' × H. pycnophylla)) ×  H. 'Liberty Bell'] × H. yingeri} × H. 'Designer Genes'. It is a medium size plant about 16 inches high by 33 inches wide with yellow foliage. The nearly round leaves are moderately rippled at the margins, slightly shiny on top, slightly twisted, moderately wavy and moderately corrugated. Leaf tips curve downward and the foliage has a slight convex (downward) cupping effect. The petioles have red color on both sides. Medium purple flowers with darker purple stripes bloom from late July into August on scapes 24 to 28 inches tall. It sets viable seeds in red pods.

The registration materials state: "...Saturated red petioles with red running into both the front and back of the leaves, terraced foliage, saturated red scapes with deep lavender blooms...becomes slightly greenish-yellow later in the season."


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