PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.

Hosta
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
» View all varieties of Hostas

Plant Size (check one):

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

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:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Nearly Round

Leaf Appearance:

Cupped

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Lightly

Deeply

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

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:

Early/Mid

Flower Shape:

Bell

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Pure White

Regional

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

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

Outstanding color in dappeled shade,hardy and slug resistant.

Positive

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.

Neutral

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

Flower scapes 24"