Hosta 'Perry's True Blue'

Peter Ruh of Ohio registered this cultivar in 1981 on behalf of the originator, Paul Hofer of Antioch Farms in Ohio. It is a seedling of H. 'Sieboldiana' which produces a giant size, 30 inch high mound that is 5 feet wide. The leaves are broadly ovate shaped and have thick substance. Its near white flowers bloom in late June.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This name represents more than one seedling, though they generally are all blue-leaved, H. 'Sieboldiana' types. Its most famous sport, 'Paul's Glory', was probably derived from a form of 'Perry's True Blue' that is a H. 'Sieboldiana' x 'Fortunei' hybrid. The flowers of 'Paul's Glory' (lavender) and blooming time (July into August) do not match the most commonly grown forms of 'Perry's True Blue'."

Schmid (1991) lists John J. Grullemans of Ohio as one of the originators.


Warren I. Pollock in The 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 'Paul's Glory' has been found and introduced. It's being called 'Wheaton Blue'...But isn't 'Paul's Glory' a sport of 'Perry's True Blue', and, therefore, shouldn't the blue sport of 'Paul's Glory' be called 'Perry's True Blue'? 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 sport. Mark Zilis apparently thinks it's best to give the blue sport of 'Paul's Glory' a new cultivar name."

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