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Hosta 'Brother Stefan'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Brother Stefan
Hybridized by O. Petryszyn
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:


Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:



Degree to which the appearance is present:



Leaf Texture (top):


Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

1" - 1 1/2"

1 1/2" - 2

2" - 2 1/2"

3" - 3 1/2"

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pure White


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

Mentone, Alabama

Marietta, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Tustin, Michigan

Claremore, Oklahoma

Walterville, Oregon

Newport, Rhode Island

Portsmouth, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 23, 2011, pointgarden from Newport, RI wrote:

Outstanding color in dappeled shade,hardy and slug resistant.


On Jun 1, 2009, Petsitterbarb from Claremore, OK wrote:

I just went to our local quality nursery to buy a blue hosta. Nothing jumped out at me except Brother Stefan. What's not to like about this gorgeous plant? I did my online homework when I got home with it, and learned that it is slug resistant, and has a wide range of zones in which it does well as a bonus to what my eyes had already told me. This plant has excellent substance, beautifully shaped leaves and the coloring is definitely eye catching. I feel it will be an excellent addition to our shade garden.


On Oct 20, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Flower scapes 24"