Hosta 'St. Paul'
 

A sport of H. 'Paul's Glory', this non-registered cultivar by Tom Goad of Ohio grows into a large size hosta about 22 inches in height and 55 inches in width. It has broadly ovate to oblong ovate, wavy and moderately corrugated foliage. The pale lavender flowers bloom starting in mid-July.

According to The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...differs significantly from 'Paul's Glory' by its much wider margin. Differences, however, from 'American Glory Be' and 'Lakeside Shore Master' are negligible."

Similar cultivars include H. 'American Glory Be', H. 'Lakeside Shore Master', H. 'Paradise Glory' and H. 'Pete's Passion'.

 

An article by Warren I. Pollack in The Hosta Journal  (2020 Vol. 51 No. 1) titled Doppelgänger Hostas: Fancy Name for Look-alike Hostas, included a long list of hostas which various hostaphiles, published articles or other sources have indicated "look" the same. Some of these are, in fact, the same plant with two or more different names. Others are hostas that vary in some minor trait which is not immediately discernable to the casual observer such as seasonal color variations, bloom traits, ploidy, etc. So, as Warren mentions, hostaphiles may differ as to the plants listed but then, their opinions are based on visual observations and interpretations.

 



H. 'Morning Light' is included on two look-alike lists in this article. Following an algebra rule I learned in the last century, if A=B and B=C, then A=C so all the hostas on both lists should be look-alikes...right?

List #1 - H. 'Morning Light' and H. 'Morning Star'.

List #2 - H. 'Morning Light', H. 'Paradise Glory', H. 'Saint Paul' and H. STEAL THE LIMELIGHT.

 

 
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