size (25 inches high by 55 inches wide) mounded hosta was
registered by Paul Hofer and
of Ohio in 1987 as a sport of H. 'Perry's
The leaves are ovate shaped, slightly wavy, moderately
corrugated with good substance. It bears pale lavender flowers
from mid-July into August followed by viable seeds.
has appeared on several of the Popularity Polls by members of The American Hosta Society. It was the
1999 "Hosta of the Year" by the
American Hosta Growers Association.
The Hosta Handbook by
Mark Zilis (2000), "'Paul's Glory' improves on such legendary gold
centered hostas as 'Gold
Standard' and 'Janet' by
having better substance and more intense foliage colors."
The Hostapedia by
(2009), adds "Any list of "classic" hosta
cultivars must include Paul's Glory'. In the garden it makes a
tremendous specimen plant and offers a significant improvement
on 'Gold Standard' by its greater slug resistance. Its good
growth rate, attractive variegation, and large size make it
useful for many purposes in the landscape."
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)
states: "In summer the center turns gold and the leaves
turn dark green; the center will bleach to ivory white if
exposed to hot sun. Medium to fast growth rate but needs
dividing every three to four years to retain the attractive
variegation...Particularly vivid and dramatic leaf coloring."