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.