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Hosta ‘Etched Glass’ (Plantain Lily)

Plantain Lily 'Etched Glass', Etched Glass Hosta

Hosta Etched Glass, Plantain Lily Etched Glass, Etched Glass Hosta, Variegated Hosta, Shade perennials, Plants for shade
Hosta Etched Glass, Plantain Lily Etched Glass, Etched Glass Hosta, Variegated Hosta, Shade perennials, Plants for shade

Hosta ‘Etched Glass’ (Plantain Lily) is a clump-forming perennial forming an elegant mound of slightly convex, widely oval, bright golden-yellow leaves with broad, irregular dark green margins and prominent veining. Very large and fragrant, near-white flowers appear on tall scapes, reaching 36 in. (90 cm) in late summer. Fast-growing, this variegated foliage plant cultivar is perfect as a specimen plant in the garden or patio containers.

  • Grows 18 in. tall (45 cm) and 36 in. wide (90 cm).
  • Performs best in part shade to full shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from cold, dry winds.
  • Perfect for the shade garden, mixed with other perennials in beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, or containers.
  • Watch for slugs and snails, which could damage the attractive foliage.
  • Cut off the stems after blooming to encourage the plant’s growth. Discolored leaves should be trimmed back to the ground.
  • Propagate by division in early spring or late summer.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 2 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Hosta, Plantain Lily
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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Recommended Companion Plants

Aruncus ‘Chantilly Lace’ (Goat’s Beard)
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)
Astilbe chinensis ‘Vision in Pink’ (Chinese Astilbe)
Polygonatum multiflorum (Common Solomon’s Seal)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 2 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Hosta, Plantain Lily
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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