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 ColorNear White
Other hostas and shade loving plants
Soil MoistureAll hosta love rich, organic, moist soil
Characteristics & Attributes
Bloom TimeLate June and July
Critter ResistanceResistance to slugs
ExposurePart Shade to Full Shade