Cathedral Windows Hosta
Improving on his award winning hybrid ‘Stained Glass’, this new selection from Hans Hansen is a large, tetraploid conversion. Like a brighter version of ‘Holy Mole’, ‘Cathedral Windows’ quickly forms a large clump of rounded, bright gold leaves with very wide, dark green margins. As the leaves mature, they become dome-shaped. Large, fragrant, near-white flowers are produced well above the foliage in late summer. This premium hosta variety is part of a group of the finest hostas available today. Members of this collection were evaluated and selected by a group of specialty hosta growers in zones 4-7, who together have a combined total of over 150 years of hosta growing experience. To be considered a premium hosta, plants must perform superbly in all four zones (4-7). They must also exhibit exemplary garden presence and performance, have a long season of appeal in the landscape, have leaves of good substance, and demonstrate a greater resistance to common garden pests. Hostas are exceedingly popular perennials in today's gardens due to their versatility in the landscape. Their subtle colors, tall flower scapes, and broad, coarse leaves fill a niche in garden designs that few other plants can achieve. Their large leaves provide excellent coverage for dying bulb foliage. Hostas also grow well in city environments where the air may be polluted by car exhaust, etc.
Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)
Average Water Needs
Consistent Water Needs
Average Soil Quality
Fertile Soil Quality
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Easy To Grow
Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.