Hosta 'Stained Glass' - 2006 Hosta of the Year
By Josh Spece
Last revised August 29, 2007
Hosta 'Stained Glass' is a sport (mutation) of 'Guacamole', which was Hosta of the Year itself in 2002. Given its background, it comes as no surprise that 'Stained Glass' is a great plant. It has glossy, rounded leaves of bright gold surrounded by a dark green margin. Hosta 'Stained Glass' has a good growth rate and will form a mound around three feet across.
Contrary to popular misconception, Hostas do not grow well in deep shade. Hosta 'Stained Glass' is tolerant of quite a lot of sun and does not burn at all in my garden where it receives several hours of mid-day sun. In fact, the sun really makes the gold leaf centers glow brighter.
'Stained Glass' has a special surprise in store when it blooms. You won't want to cut off the flower spikes (technically called scapes) when they appear in August or you will miss the big, white, fragrant flowers!
If you have a spot that you thought was a little too sunny for a Hosta, 'Stained Glass' may be worth a try. The bright foliage will look good all season and the big, white flowers will fill the late summer air with their intoxicating scent.
If you don't have this hosta in your garden, you can buy Hosta 'Stained Glass' from In The Country Garden and Gifts.
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