Stained Glass Hosta (Hosta ‘Stained Glass’)
Stained Glass Hosta
You’ll appreciate the sight of these saturated, wide-spreading shade perennials. Count on the award-winning performance and great color of Stained Glass Hosta (Hosta ‘Stained Glass’). This sport of the good-looking Guacamole Hosta is considered one of the best Hostas on the market. This easy-care perennial features shiny, deeply veined, golden foliage surrounded by a dark green margin.
Every leaf is a unique masterpiece. Include their beautiful, variegated color as structural support in cut flower arrangements. In summer, scented blooms are held high on long, slender scapes that also look great in your bouquets. Their pale purple color contrasts perfectly, and each breeze sends the blooms rippling for a welcome sense of movement in the garden.
Stained Glass Hosta stays short, but spreads into a gorgeous clump. Give it room to reach its full spread…you won’t want to miss the exceptional presentation of this dynamic choice! The flowers attract Hummingbirds and a wave of pollinators for added delight!
Experienced gardeners delight in the subtle interplay of tones. Use Hosta, or Plantain Lily, to enliven all the dimly lit corners of your yard. You’ll have plenty to study, however, as the bicolored leaves tell a fascinating tale…much like its namesake brings ancient stories to life in a visual retelling.
Stained Glass Hosta creates a restful green glen under trees, in shady areas, or at the edge of woodland plantings. You’ll be pleased to learn that hard-working Hosta are listed on firewise lists for defensible spaces near your home. They’ll also help control erosion on slopes and gullies, and is a fine size for groundcover, edging, or specimen use! Create your own shade-loving perennial display with Ferns, Bleeding Hearts, Coral Bells, and of course other Hosta!
This easy-care perennial is ideal for tubs and patio planters and is one of the most popular landscape plants. Stained Glass Hosta works equally as well as a specimen or edging plant. No wonder we have professional garden designer customers calling to buy out our entire inventory. Create a lush paradise for you and your family by integrating these showy perennials as a long hedge.
Stained Glass Hosta grows best in shade to partial shade, although their golden tones do show more sun tolerance than other cultivars. Grow them in moist, well-drained soil with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5. When watering, make sure to lift up the leaves and water the soil directly underneath. Those big boisterous leaves can sometimes act like an umbrella and leave the roots dry. Provide moderate yet consistent moisture throughout the growing season and these appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch chips to help hold in moisture. It is best to keep areas around Hostas clear of excess leaf debris to reduce the presence of slugs and snails. Deadhead these Perennials after flowers fade, and clean the foliage away from the plant once it dies back in the autumn.
Put this delightful selection to work in your landscape for many years of easy enjoyment each growing season.
|Common name||Stained Glass Hosta|
|Botanical name||Hosta 'Stained Glass'|
|Width||3 - 4 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Late Autumn|