Hosta 'Etched Glass' PP 30,748
H. Hansen 18
Item #: 13527
Zones: 3a to 9b
Height: 15" tall
I fell in lust when I first saw Hosta 'Etched Glass', a Hans Hansen selected mutation of his earlier introduction Hosta 'Stained Glass'. This oddity has extremely thick leaves, most likely due to some excess chromosomes. The result is corrugated patches in the leaf, which give it a unique three dimensional texture. The glossy green 8" long x 6" wide leaves and wide golden edge are still the same, along with the insanely fragrant light lavender flowers on 2' tall stalks in midsummer. Hosta 'Etched Glass' forms a 15" tall x 32" wide clump that's sure to be an attention getter in the garden.
Hosta 'Etched Glass' is essentially a maintenance free perennial. Once the plant has gone dormant in fall, you may wish to remove the old foliage, which helps tidy the garden. Old flower stalks may be removed after flowering, which we feel helps with clump appearance.
Hostas always grow better in rich, moist soil. They thrive best in clay or amended clay soils, but amended sandy loam can be successful if additional compost or other organic nutrients are added. Dry soils are not problematic for a short time, but hostas will decline if the soil is kept dry over an extended period.
Light shade to a couple of hours of early morning sun are best. Dark shade will not result in a satisfactory hosta plant.
Hostas like 'Etched Glass' are great to brighten a woodland garden. Their bold texture makes a nice garden foil to more airy-textured perennials. The fragrant flowers in mid-summer add a delightful honeysuckle-like fragrance.
Hosta flowers are always a great source of nectar for honeybees.
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Flower Color: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
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