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
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Patent Information: Non-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: Heart-shaped
Leaf Appearance: Wavy Corrugated
Degree to which the appearance is present: Lightly
This plant is extremely easy to divide, even during the middle of the growing season here in Albany, OR (August). Small clumps, when broken off of the main plant, root easily in water. A very vigorous plant with day lily-like flowers that are a very pale lavender-white and 3 inches in diameter! My plant is growing well in a pot in bright shade on the east side of the house.
On Jan 28, 2006, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:
We've grown this plant for several years and although we have alot of favorites, 'Stained Glass' is at the top of the list. Bright variegation and almost glossy leaves make it really stand out in the shade garden.
We asked a visitor to our gardens to choose the Hosta with the most WOW and her immediate response was 'Stained Glass'. Used in a container planting for Fine Gardening magazine's 2005 contest and placed in the top 10!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Mentone, Alabama Juneau, Alaska Dacula, Georgia Lawrenceville, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Cherry Valley, Illinois Machesney Park, Illinois Nilwood, Illinois Rockford, Illinois Washington, Illinois Elberfeld, Indiana Iowa City, Iowa (2 reports) Sioux Center, Iowa Parkway Village, Kentucky Durham, Maine Dracut, Massachusetts Dearborn Heights, Michigan Plainwell, Michigan Blaine, Minnesota Rochester, Minnesota Clearbrook Park, New Jersey Greene, New York Southold, New York Zena, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Fearrington, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Glouster, Ohio Williamsburg, Ohio Albany, Oregon East Norriton, Pennsylvania Lexington, South Carolina Houston, Texas Arlington, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Kalama, Washington South Hill, Washington Eau Claire, Wisconsin Ellsworth, Wisconsin Lake Delton, Wisconsin Lake Lac La Belle, Wisconsin Marion, Wisconsin