size (25 inches high by 55 inches wide) mounded hosta was
of Antioch Farms in Ohio and
Peter Ruh 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
(see below). It was the
1999 "Hosta of the Year" by the
American Hosta Growers Association.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "'Paul's Glory' improves on such legendary gold
centered hostas as 'Gold
Standard' and 'Janet' by
having better substance and more intense foliage colors."
Mark Zilis (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 by
Grenfell (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."
been praising this plant for a couple of
years and continue to sing its praises.
It's a chameleon, constantly changing
its colors, so that the green center
subtly turns into yellow - actually
various intensities of yellow - and then
fades to a whitish green, while the
green margin dips into the center at
various places. A fast increaser, it is
a striking plant at all stages, and I
guarantee that it will become a focal
point in your garden."
(reluctantly) have to agree with Art
Santmier, 'If I could only have one
hosta, God forbid, it would be...' (I
must emphasize 'God Forbid'). This is a
real beauty, combining the best of two
worlds. It has the eye-catching coloring
Standard': beautiful, gold-centered
leaves with a strong, blue-green border,
without being so finicky about the
amount of sun it receives to achieve its
good coloring. It has the texture of a
sieboldiana-type: strong and durable,
but not as slow-growing as most of the
sieboldianas are. Now, if I could just
keep the moles away from it..."
medium-sized plant with a lot of impact.
The leaves are cream centered with a
narrow, green margin. The plant grows
very well. Mine has increased from one
division to eight in two years. This one
doesn't melt out or burn, and there is
no insect damage - outstanding for a
Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (1994 Vol. 25 No. 2) writes, "In tissue
culture, an all-blue sport of the very handsome,
widely acclaimed, yellow-centered, blue-margined
has been found and introduced. It's being called
Blue'...But isn't 'Paul's Glory' a sport of
True Blue', and, therefore, shouldn't the
blue sport of 'Paul's Glory' be called 'Perry's
True Blue'? Well...to be exact, 'Paul's Glory'
was found in a clump of 'Perry's True
Blue', so it just might be a seedling and not a
Mark Zilis apparently thinks it's best to
give the blue sport of 'Paul's Glory' a new