Hosta 'Cathedral Windows' PP 17,295
H. Hansen 05
Item #: 6600
Zones: 3a to 9b
Height: 21" tall
Hosta 'Cathedral Windows' is a Hans Hansen introduction of an intentional tetraploid mutation of his wonderful Hosta 'Stained Glass'. The large, 9-10" round, dome-shaped, golden leaves are surrounded by a 3" wide, dark green border. The 3' wide clumps are topped in late summer with 40" stalks of very large, very fragrant flowers...a hummingbird party plant. Imagine a super bright version of Hosta 'Holy Mole' and you get the picture.
Other than clearing away the dead foliage in fall, Hosta 'Cathedral Windows' should be a maintenance free perennial. Voles and deer are two pests that will need to be addressed if they are a problem in your area.
If you experience hail on your hosta, they can be immediately cut to the ground, and they will re-flush with new leaves. If the hail occurs late in the summer, you may be better off to just leave the foliage intact instead of force new growth when the plant is preparing to go dormant.
Old flower stalks are best removed for appearance sake, although these have no impact on the growth of health of the plant.
Like all hostas, Hosta 'Cathedral Windows' thrives in light, open shade, but it is also one of the most sun tolerant hostas, easily thriving in up to 4-6 hours of sun daily, as long as the soil is moist. It will not thrive in deep or very dry shade.
Bees are the main pollinators for all hostas, and they are great for attracting these pollinators to your garden.
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Flower Color: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
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