Hosta 'Paul's Glory'

This large size (25 inches high by 55 inches wide) mounded hosta was registered by Paul Hofer and Peter Ruh in 1987 as a sport of H. 'Perry's True Blue'."

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.

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."

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."


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