Hosta 'Paul's Glory'

This large sized (25 inches high) mounded hosta was registered by Paul Hofer and Peter Ruh in 1987. The parentage of this hosta is not clear.

The leaves are ovate shaped, slightly wavy, moderately corrugated with good substance. It bears pale lavender flowers in mid July into August.

This cultivar 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.

According to 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 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."

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  • H. 'Glorious Gold'
  • H. 'Glossy Glory'

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