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.