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Hosta 'Paradigm'

Plant Type: Hostas

One of the best gold-centered hostas with nice substance and texture. The beautiful, corrugated chartreuse to gold leaves have wide, irregular, dark blue-green margins. The variegation and contrast intensifies as the season progresses. Each leaf is roughly heart-shaped with a glossy finish. In mid-summer nearly white to pale lavender flowers are produced on 2 foot tall scapes.

Paradigm produces large leaves and eventually grows into a fairly large clump. The heavy, textured leaves hold up well in summer heat and are not prone to slug damage. The plants grow about 1+ feet high and can spread as wide as 3+-4 feet. This vigorous cultivar is a relatively fast grower in both cool and warm climates.

This variety is good as a specimen or mixed in bold groups. It makes a good foundation planting for shady spots and works well in containers when young.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

'Paradigm' is a hosta that has lots of appeal throughout the spring and summer. Young leaves have chartreuse centers with light green edges that seem to capture the morning sunlight in spring. Later in summer, the leaves mature to golden yellow centers with blue-green edges that simply glow in the late evening sun. Hostas need dappled shade and will burn in dry or sunny environments. They need plenty of nitrogen to form vigorous leafy growth, but will thrive in most soils, including clay, as long as they plants are well irrigated. Hardy zones 3-9.

Flower Color

Near White

Foliage Color

Blue/Green

Plant Spread

Medium/Large

Good Companions

Other hostas and shade loving plants

Plant Height

20-25"

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

All hosta love rich, organic, moist soil


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Bloom Time

Late June and July

Critter Resistance

Resistance to slugs

Exposure

Part Shade to Full Shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests