Hosta 'Stained Glass'

Hans Hansen and Shady Oaks Nursery registered this tissue culture sport of H. 'Guacamole' in 1999. A large size (20 inches high by 45 inches wide) plant, this cultivar has moderately wavy and slightly corrugated foliage with above average substance. It bears fragrant, pale lavender flowers on 2 to 3 foot tall scapes in August.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This incredible plant improves on 'Guacamole', its mother plant, by a much brighter gold center. Its overall size is smaller and the growth rate a bit slower, but that only matters when comparing the two. At its peak in midsummer, the bright gold leaf center of 'Stained Glass' outshines just about any other hosta cultivar making it an ideal choice as a specimen plant (surround it with 'Guacamole'?)."

This cultivar has appeared on several of the Popularity Polls by members of The American Hosta Society (see below). It was the 2006 "Hosta of the Year" by the American Hosta Growers Association.

In an article in The Hosta Journal (2016 Vol. 47 No 2), the author described this plant's flowers as having a "Medium" fragrance compared to other hostas.

8 14.5
2004 #24
2005 #14
2006 #8
2007 #11
2008 #8
2009 #18
2012 #11
2014 #22


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