Hosta 'Stained Glass'
- Bright gold leaves with dark green edges
- Sun tolerant
- Hosta of the Year, 2006
Striking foliage is variegated with dark green margins, bright green-yellow centers, and has prominent veins running throughout giving it a stained glass effect. This plant is part of the Designer Hosta Collection, which is a group of the finest Hostas available today. It has beautiful, large, fragrant pale lavender flowers that hummingbirds like to frequent. This medium sized Hosta has excellent sun tolerance, but can also be planted in the shade. Outstanding, versatile plant that leaves a lasting impression in the garden. A mutation of Hosta 'Guacamole'. Voted one of the top Hosta varieties in an American Hosta Society poll.
Uses: Beds, Borders, Landscapes, Cut Flower
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Growth Habit: Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained soil with high organic content and slightly acidic to neutral pH. They prefer slightly sandy soil over heavy clays as they need aeration for the roots. Grow in high-filtered or dappled sunlight--they can tolerate morning sun but not hot afternoon sun. Hostas are prone to slugs and deer browsing, though some kinds with thicker foliage may not be damaged as badly. Apply slug bait in early spring before the leaves have unfurled to prevent damage. Divide large clumps, if necessary, in spring when sprouts appear, or late summer. Remove dead foliage from the garden in late fall to early winter.