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Hosta 'Cathedral Windows'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cathedral Windows
Additional cultivar information:(PP17295)
Hybridized by Hansen
Registered or introduced: 2005
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:


Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:


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:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pure White

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Locust Grove, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

South Berwick, Maine

Lakewood, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Newport, Rhode Island

Bellaire, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 9, 2015, LeslieT from Bellaire, TX wrote:

This hosta is doing very well in my Houston-area garden. It has multiplied well and moved without complaint.


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.


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 pa... read more


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