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Hosta ‘Stained Glass’

One of the most talked about hostas in years!

Hosta of the Year 2006! Great with other fragrant hostas. More sun brings out the gold. The fragrant flowers of this hosta appear in late summer, providing bright color in shade along with its colorful foliage.

Prominent veins throughout the leaves gives it a “stained glass” window effect. It has shiny, beautiful, golden-yellow center leaves with a dark green margin. Fragrant, large, near-white with lavender flowers appear in August on 30” scapes. This is a sport of award winner H. ‘Guacamole’ and exhibits the same rapid growth rate and mounding form. H. ‘Stained Glass’ differs by displaying its variegation earlier in the spring and maintaining a much brighter, brilliant gold throughout the season. As with all fragrant hostas, the species hosta plantaginea is in its lineage.

This Hosta provides bright color in shade with wonderful foliage. It is also good for planting in mixed containers or tubs. Hosta go completely dormant in the fall, and the dying foliage can be removed any time before mid spring. Easily divided in either spring or fall, but plants may be left alone for years.

Find a light shade place in your garden to plant hostas. Filtered sun is best for the colorful varieties to reach their full color contrast. The green and blue hostas are the most shade-tolerant. Usually the yellow cultivars are the most sun-tolerant. The most dangerous is a direct sunshine, especially hot afternoon sun. This is the most critical where temperatures are high. Variegated varieties, especially those with a lot of white in the leaves, burn very easily. Blue color of leaves turns to green-blue or even fully green with too much direct sun. Plants with thick leaves are better suited for dry soil conditions than thin-leaved ones, but none is able to grow years-long in very dry soil. Plant hostas in moist, humus-rich soil. Water your hostas well, immediately as you plant them. Give them water regularly during their first one or two growing seasons.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
HO432BAG Hosta 'Stained Glass' 25 11 $53.75

Plant Details +

Size 1-2 eye
Height 16-20"
Spread 23-29"
Spacing 12-30"
Hardiness Zones 3-9, Very Hardy
Exposure Full shade
Foliage Golden-yellow center leaves with a dark green margin
Flower Near-white, lavender flowers
Bloomtime Late Summer

General Information +

Botanical: Hosta

Common: Plantain-Lily

Family: Liliaceae

General Characteristics: A near perfect perennial requiring very little maintenance and is virtually pest free. Hosta have a mounded growth habit and are ideal for a specimen plant, border, edging or woodland setting. Performs well in sun but prefers a shady location. Seldom needs maintenance except to cut out the old flower stalks. Prefers a well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5 and about 1" of water a week. Do not over-fertilize.

Tip: Hostas grow slowly and may take 2 to 5 years to reach their full size, longer for the largest species and cultivars. Reserve a plenty of space in your perennial bed for hostas. Most of them are medium sized or large perennials.

Garden Use: May also be used for rock gardens, near pools, and as ground covers

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Hostas are almost fully disease and pest resistant. The most dangerous injury can by caused by slugs, snails and deers.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the eyes (tender white or purple swelling protruding from the crown area) are about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.