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Hosta Paul's Glory

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

The color changing variegated Hosta Paul's Glory is very striking in its coloration. This is a medium sized Hosta plant that will fit in most gardens. It will form a 2 foot by 3 foot mound once it gets going.

The most interesting feature of Pauls Glory is not its size however but the color and texture of the leaves. This perennial plant has rounded blue grey leaves when it emerges in the spring but as the season progresses and it gets more sunlight the center of the leaves begins to lighten. The center of the leaves go from blue/grey to green yellow to creamy yellow and finally to a creamy white color if given enough sunlight. The leaves have the added bonus of having a quilted or ribbed appearance which adds a lot of visual interest to the garden bed.

Hosta Paul's Glory is not a deep shade plant if you want it to show its best colors it will need at least 2 hours of sunlight per day. The more light the better the color contrast will become.

This shade perennial has the normal off white flowers that Hosta's are unfamous for. Since they are not grown for their flowers they are generally overlooked when doing hosta shopping.

Give this plant the normal Hosta care except for some extra sunlight and it will give you an ever changing leaf appearance all year long.

Good companions for this Pauls Glory would include anything that can handle the amount of extra water that a hosta needs and something that likes some shade but not total shade. Plants to consider would be Heuchera, Astilbe, and other sunloving hostas such as Hosta Fortunei Patriot or Hosta Guacamole.

One of the more popular sports to come from this shade plant is Hosta Orange Marmalade. Orange Marmalade has the same color changing habit but forms a larger clump and has an orange phase. How orange this plant gets and how long it stays that color depends on sunlight and soil conditions.

These two hosta plants are amazing plants by themselves or in combination with other garden plants. You can entertain yourself finding the right spot in the home garden with the right amount of sun to provide the right color for you.

Hosta Paul's Glory was named Hosta of the Year in 1999 and there is a reason for that. It is a great plant that will really stand out in the garden.

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