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Hosta 'Stained Glass'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Stained Glass
Hybridized by Hansen
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

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


36-48 in. (90-120 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

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:


Leaf Appearance:



Degree to which the appearance is present:


Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):


Leaf Substance:

3 (Average)

Leaf Color:

Medium Green

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

Appearance of Margin:

Unknown - Tell us

Margin Width:

1/8" - 1/4"

1/4" - 1/2"

1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Near White

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

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:

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

Louisville, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Dracut, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Plainwell, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

New Ulm, Minnesota

Ranier, Minnesota

Rochester, Minnesota

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Greene, New York

Southold, New York

Woodstock, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Williamsburg, Ohio

Albany, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Lexington, South Carolina

Flower Mound, Texas

Houston, Texas

Irving, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Arlington, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

South Hill, Washington

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Ellsworth, Wisconsin

Lake Delton, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 30, 2016, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Per Plant Delights, this is one of the few hostas that does well in warmer zones. We shall see....I have not been successful at growing hostas so far. Rating neutral as new in my garden. Mine is planted at the base of blue conifer and the contrast is dramatic and pleasant.


On Jul 8, 2013, alclubb from Flower Mound, TX wrote:

I have had Guacamole in my shade yard for a few years, and I love it, but when I saw this sport of Guacamole I wanted to try it. I ordered a small plant, but it has more than doubled in size in about a month in my garden. I love this hosta. The chartreuse coloring shows up so well in a dense shady area. I would love to get larger plants the next time, but I have never seen them locally.


On May 7, 2010, LD2 from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

It grows beautifully under my spruce trees. I was told by the nursery that it is a sport of Guacomole.


On Aug 11, 2009, Marlina from Blaine, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

No slugs on this so far and has gotten it's first bloom and it is large white and fragrant love it. Only second year...


On Aug 19, 2008, caroling from Albany, OR wrote:

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 Aug 6, 2007, ViolaAnn from Ottawa, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Finally it has rewarded me with a bloom. I moved it this year to a sunnier location and it's much happier though it did suffer some early season sunburn. I've had it since spring 2004.


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!