Hosta Paul’s Glory was awarded the 1999 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association. This is considered the top award for Hosta varieties, although I dispute how good some of the more recent varieties to receive the accolade are. But Paul’s Glory certainly deserved it – a big, bold vigorous plant. The leaves emerge blue and the centre gradually turns gold, the level of gold affected by the position, brighter in the sun, but with a bluish cast to it in shadier spots. A good thick substance and fairly rugose texture add to the value and interest. Very different in appearance from it’s sport Orange Marmalade, but just as valuable in the garden. Temporary photo of some spring lifted open ground stock.