Pic of the Day--Stained Glass

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Pic of the Day--Stained Glass

Postby Hank Zumach » Apr 16, 2007 10:52 am

Hi All--I purchased one Stained Glass and received another as a gift in 2002. Today's plant has been growing in a spot that gets up to 6 hours or so of sun. As a sport of the plantaginea derivative, Guacamole, it should be able to take that a lot of sun without problems. So far, Stained Glass is doing wonderfully. I have started to consider it as one of the most attractive hostas in our collection. It's foliage is spectacular. Starting in 2003, it has measured 21x10, 23x13, 31x16 and 35x15 last summer. That puts in right in line with Lemke's listing of 32x15. It does attract slugs but the problem is controlled with Deadline MP.

Registry - http://www.hostaregistrar.org/detail.php?id=6161&Variety=Stained%20Glass
MyHostas - http://myhostas.be/db/hostas/Stained+Glass
Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/s/stainedglass.html

The pix are from 2002, 2004 and 2006.
Stained Glass 6-24-02c 002.jpg

Stained Glass vinca bed 7-2-04c.JPG

Stained Glass vinca bank 6-26-06 005.jpg
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Postby playinmud » Apr 16, 2007 1:24 pm

Wonderful Hank! :D SG was new to me last year, I really look forward to seeing it transform into one that looks like yours in a few years. :D :D

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Postby thy » Apr 16, 2007 4:06 pm

I was forced to say thank you to a gift one last spring and placed it in the pot in a sunny but a bit away orner :oops:

To my big surprise I noticed I looked at it more and more often and late summer it was planted in a spot for everyone to see.. 4 eyes this year and I am looking forward to say hello :D

Great Pics Hank thanks for all your efford :D
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Postby nanny_56 » Apr 16, 2007 5:49 pm

This one is at the top of my to get list. I love it! I do have Guacamole.
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Postby LucyGoose » Apr 16, 2007 7:37 pm

I have SG in FULL sun after I lost those 2 trees....it did good, as far as I remember.....I can't find a picture.....I know I have one, but......Anyone live close to come help me get a shade thingy built? :lol:

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Postby jgh » Apr 16, 2007 9:16 pm

I know... Stained Glass is all the rage. It was the 2006 Hosta of the Year and everybody seems to like it. It has been marketed as "an improved Guacamole."

It's a Hans Hansen / Shady Oaks 1999 registration. Their catalog description compares it to Guacamole, saying "Exhibiting the same rapid growth rate and mounding form, 'Stained Glass' differs by displaying its variegation earlier in the spring and maintaining a much brighter, brilliant gold throughout the season. Prominent veins throughout the leaf give it a "stained glass window" effect. Large fragrant near-white flowers perfume the garden in August."

I agree with the color description, and the flowers... but for me it has had a significantly slower growth rate than Guacamole and FGT and FB and after several years, it remains smaller than the rest of the family. There is also nothing about the veins that remind me of a stained glass window.

So I like SG... but I think I still prefer Guacamole. For me it is faster, larger... and I enjoy the changing colors through the season.

A pic from the garden I planted with my friend. She didn't believe me when I told her how far to space these two... she's going to have to move one of them this spring!
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Postby renaldo75 » Apr 17, 2007 8:47 am

I like Stained Glass a lot too. Great pics everybody!! :P

I had mine in a shaded spot since 2003, but when I was rearranging 2 beds last summer, it got moved to a new sunny spot. Then the extreme hit & it held up pretty well for a while. Then one day it had had enough & the leaves started looking bad & it just kept on looking worse until there weren't many whole leaves left. I'm sure it'll be fine this year now that it's had time to get acclimated.

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