Hosta ‘Paul's Glory’


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Outstanding Qualities

This large growing classic hosta is one of the best for gold and green foliage. In spring the leaves unfurl revealing a wide chartreuse splash in the center surrounded by bright rich green. By early summer it matures to a bright yellow center with dark green edges. In late summer, tall flower spike bloom with lavender trumpet-shaped flowers well above the foliage. The large size gives a dramatic impact in the garden. Although, no hosta is immune to slugs, this one does show some resistance, especially once the foliage matures.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: mounding perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 9

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Begonia grandis ssp. evansiana, Campanula portenschlagiana ‘Resholdt’s Variety’, Dryopteris wallichiana, Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’, Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’

Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, yellow

Great Color Partners: blue, burgundy, cream, purple, silver

Culture Notes
Hostas prefer a location in light to open shade, If ‘Paul’s Glory’ receives too much sun, the yellow centers will bleach to a pale cream. Plant it in a location with rich moist to well-drained soils. Most hostas will tolerate sandy sites as well as clay. During dry weather provide regular watering, especially in sandy soils. Hot locations should be avoided. Flowers can be removed once the blooms have faded and the foliage can be cut to the ground in fall.