This is very unique hosta and a hybridizer's dream. Yes, I am letting the genie out of the bottle. 'Beet Salad' has beet red petioles and beet red scapes with rich purple flowers in July to be sure, but it also has a thin, beet red margin, if only one vein wide. This hosta has great pollen and does set red seed pods and appears to pass along the red margin. It is the first wave of the future of red hostas. Named for a wonderful meal in Minnesota.