First Blush not only has green leaves with red petioles that extend into the leaf blade, but also a thin red margin around the leaf. In the spring the leaf between the veins will start to blush red from the tip of the leaf down toward the base. The leaves remain red here until temperatures surpass 92 degrees, usually into June. The color should persist longer in the northern gardens. Matures 12 inches high and 24 inches wide. A PPAF hosta and must be sold with color tag. Zones 3-9.