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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Cathedral Windows'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cathedral Windows
Additional cultivar information: (PP17295)
Hybridized by H. Hansen; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Patented

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:
Mound-like

Growth Rate:
Fast

Leaf Shape:
Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:
Flat

Degree to which the appearance is present:
Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Green
Dark Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
2" - 2 1/2"
3" - 3 1/2"
3 1/2" - 4"

Bloom Time:
Mid

Flower Shape:
Tubular

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Does it set seed?:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pure White

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive pointgarden On Oct 8, 2011, pointgarden from Newport, RI wrote:

Big wow factor to light up a dark area,plus very fragrant and almost slug proof.

Positive wildbarrett On Jul 20, 2009, wildbarrett from Lakewood, OH wrote:

This is the beauty!! Last year I added in 5 more hosta varieties, and must say this one is a stunner, the short-distance champion at the very least already, in form of both leaf and plant, yet gracefully soft in appearance. Lovely texturing, waving, and colour patterning. Colour is outstanding, this one a delectable chartreusey-bright apple-lime with deeper green. Gorgeous, and grew unexpectedly to massive proportions in just 1 year. Truly lovely, large round clump form, tidy but graceful, (not severe in appearance, nor are the leaves "hard", they are soft), very cheery indeed! Have to add that last year the chartreuse faded out to a (personally annoying) yellow with the deep green, although we had dreadful heatwaves, and an enduring drought, which has thankfully ended after this past stubborn winter. Winter was a prolonged very bitter one, -19F below zero , with a -38F windchill for a week, a very harsh winter. This hosta not affected (nor my others). But I am hoping that the chartreuse does not fade this later summer, as it is a cooler, moister summer. So far, as of July 19th, colour has remained very bright limey, no hint of yellow. ...watching with a grin now... So as of late July, still very Greeny-green GREENS! I totally love this plant, a real gem. Eyecatching, a terrific focal point, adds visual structure and strength.

Neutral sanannie On Feb 21, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Informational comment: Plant Patent #17295 - Expiry Date: 09/14/2025
Sport of H. 'Stained Glass'; H. Hansen (ONIR) 2005

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Locust Grove, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Lakewood, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Newport, Rhode Island
Kalama, Washington



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