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Hosta 'Paul's Glory'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Paul's Glory
Hybridized by Ruh-Hofer
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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

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


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.


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

Paul's Glory just lights up a shady area.