• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Hosta 'Stained Glass' (v)

plantain lily 'Stained Glass'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
plantain lily 'Stained Glass'

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  • Other common names plantain lily 'Stained Glass'

  • Family Asparagaceae

  • Genus Hosta are clump-forming herbaceous perennials with simple, ovate or lance-shaped leaves, often attractively coloured or variegated, and erect racemes of nodding, funnel or bell-shaped flowers in early summer

  • Details 'Stained Glass is a clump-forming perennial growing to around 40cm high and 80cm across. The leaves are vivid yellow with an irregular, dark green margin, and have a matt surface. The tubular flowers are pale purple with darker stripes and appear in late summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H7

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part shade with shelter from cold, dry winds. See hosta cultivation

Propagation Propagate by division in late summer or early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Remove spent foliage as required and clear up dead foliage when it dies back at the end of the growing season

Pests May be attacked by slugs and snails; plants in pots may be susceptible to vine weevil

Diseases May be subject to a virus

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