Hosta 'Jack's Gene'

Originated by Rick Goodenough of Massachusetts and Madelon Gilligan of New Zealand, his cultivar is a seedling of H. 'Designer Genes' × H. 'Mr Jack'. The medium size (11 inches high by 25 inches wide) hosta was registered by Gilligan in 2015 and re-registered with new data in 2018.

Its foliage is medium green in color, broadly ovate, slightly wavy and dull on top with red petioles. The flowers have three tepals of medium lavender and three of white. Medium lavender flowers on scapes 28 to 39 inches tall bloom from mid-January into February (Mid-July into August). Seed set was unknown at the time of registration.

According to the registration information, this hosta is notable for its "...tall red stem and flower buds with hint of red early...3 tepals medium lavender; 3 tepals have white edges."


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