Hosta 'Gene Summers'
 

A hybrid of H. 'Flamboyant' × H. 'Intrigue' was registered by Paul Aden of New York in 1978. This is a heavily variegated plant with leaves that have a dark green center that consists of many streaks of yellow and creamy white in mottled sections. The leaf margins are slightly wavy. Pale lavender flowers bloom in July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The original form was almost lost to collectors as its white-centered sport, 'Gene's Joy', was widely sold as 'Gene Summers' in the 1980s and early 1990s."

   
bullet H. 'Vicki Aden'
 
bullet H. 'Gene's Joy'
 
   

It is my understanding that this plant was named after Alex Summers' wife, Gene.

 
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