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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Paul's Glory'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Paul's Glory
Hybridized by Hofer/Ruh; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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Plant Size (check one):
Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Growing Habit:

Growth Rate:

Leaf Shape:

Leaf Appearance:

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Leaf Texture (top):
Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)
Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
Dark Green
Medium Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
9 to 11
12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
1/4" - 1/2"
1/2" - 1"

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive loovejonesx On Mar 31, 2012, loovejonesx from Durham, NC wrote:

Purchased this from Plant's Delight & it is one of the most beautiful & prolific of all my hostas. The green & yellow is so intense with each passing year, & it grows so fast that it always stops visitors in their tracks. Seems to respond well to compost & manure amendment.

Positive HamptonsGardener On Jul 5, 2011, HamptonsGardener from East Hampton, NY wrote:

Love the size and color of this one.
-Jeff (

Positive smiln32 On Oct 4, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

I just received this hosta from a fellow gardener this summer and I absolutely love it. The variegation is stunning. Now I want it to grow quickly so I can divide it and put it in other places, too. :)

Hosta of the Year - named by the American Hosta Growers' Association - 1999.

Positive sanannie On Jul 25, 2004, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Paul's Glory just lights up a shady area.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Auburn, Alabama
Braselton, Georgia
Cordele, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Caseyville, Illinois
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Itasca, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois
Nilwood, Illinois
Spring Grove, Illinois
Elberfeld, Indiana
Bloomfield, Iowa
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Plainwell, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
New Ulm, Minnesota
Lothair, Montana
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Sewell, New Jersey
Albany, New York
East Hampton, New York
Greene, New York
Southold, New York
Durham, North Carolina
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Coshocton, Ohio
Dublin, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Beaverton, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Reading, Pennsylvania
Newport, Rhode Island
Conway, South Carolina
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Danville, Virginia
Fairfax, Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Portsmouth, Virginia
Round Hill, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Marion, Wisconsin

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