3. Leaves -
So far, there have been only a few hostas that have been
developed with the reddish color that is extending up from the
petiole into the leaf blade itself. As hybridizers continue to
work on this trait, it would not be surprising to see red-leafed
hostas in the not-too-distant future.
BTW - Recently,
of Green Hill Farm nursery in North Carolina has listed a new
cultivar, H. 'First Blush' which has quite a bit of reddish
color extending up into the leaf blade. The color is best in the
early spring but can begin to turn green as the temperatures of
summer heat up.