The Benedict Medal AOM 2011 - #3 Cathedral Windows

Steve Massachusetts Zone 5bNovember 4, 2012

Cathedral Windows is another exceptional garden worthy plant. However, it's unlikely to be a HOTY because it is a sport of Stained Glass and a cousin to Guacamole, both of which were HOTY's. Still Cathedral Windows performance in the garden is outstanding.

Here's mine.

Here's a fully mature one.

I know many of you grow this one. Let's see em.

Steve

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bentleygardens(z7b GA)

One of my favs

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 8:18AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mctavish6

Mine is a baby. Here's a picture of my sister's plant.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 11:31AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Jon 6a SE MA

Steve,

I think the HOTY lists are good for a novice such as myself to pick out nice, readily available inexpensive hosta. While some of the winners of the Benedict Medal fall into this category it is nice to see hosta picked purely on their performance merits without regard for the needs or propogation requirements of commercial growers.

I find I have, without previously knowing of the list, accumulated a great percentage of the HOTY which I like to think speaks well of my taste....but probably means I have been influenced by the industry availablity and promotion.

The Benedict List is a very good grouping to use as a basis for choosing hosta that fit an individuals taste from a list based on good performance. I surely would have bought a few more on this list had I been aware of the it previously.

Thank you for the informative threads.

Jon

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 11:33AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bernd ny zone5

Here is my H. 'Cathedral Windows' (upper left) and friends in 2011. It has grown since then, like it a lot. Later that year it had nematodes. In 2012 I sprayed it with an insecticide and it had no nematodes. Bernd

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 8:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ci_lantro

I got CW as a tissue culture in 2011. Has grown nicely but still a juvenile...really looking forward to next year which is sposed to the Leap year. Love seeing the photos of the more mature specimens since I've not seen a full grown one In Real Life.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 11:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jan_on zone 5b

All these 'Cathedral Windows' are just gorgeous. Hopefully something will die over winter and free up some spaces for new favourites, like this one!
Jan

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 1:03PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Private email to a poster
Now you CAN privately e-mail a poster...as I just now...
Babka NorCal 9b
Need Expertise from Utah Hosta Growers
I've been following this forum for several years and...
kay21_utahzone5a
Engraved Labels
Anyone know where I can buy engraved markers? Westy...
westy1941
Hi, guys!
I’ve been reading the hosta forum for a couple of...
jajoana
When could I remove the covers from the 2 ceramic pots of mini hostas?
The in-ground hostas are still very much in dormancy....
Esther-B, Zone 7b
Sponsored Products
6 in. Fluorescent Recessed B Step Baffle w/ W
$72.00 | PLFixtures
Darya Rugs Colorful Kazak, Red, 3'1" x 5'1" M6526-44
Darya Rugs
Hunter Ceiling Fans Builder Plus 52 in. 3-Light Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan 53237
$99.00 | Home Depot
Antique Brass Keeley Pivoting Tall Bath Light
$495.50 | Bellacor
Each 108"L Curtain
$80.00 | Horchow
Porcelain Ceramic Single Hole Countertop Bathroom Vessel Sink - 24-3/4 x 19-1/4
eModern Decor
Cuisinart DLC-2011CHB Stainless Steel 11-cup Food Processor
Overstock.com
WAC Argos 20 Degree White 25W Led Track Head for Juno
Euro Style Lighting
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™