Hosta 'Paradigm'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Paradigm
Hybridized by Walden West-Purtymun
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Plant Size (check one):

Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 tall)

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Growth Rate:


Leaf Shape:


Leaf Appearance:


Degree to which the appearance is present:



Leaf Texture (top):

Slightly Shiny

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Greenish-yellow (Chartreuse)

Golden Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:

Medium Green

Number of Vein Pairs:

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:

1/2" - 1"

1" - 1 1/2"

Bloom Time:


Flower Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Near White

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brookfield, Connecticut

New Hartford, Connecticut

Cordele, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Tyrone, Georgia

Oak Park, Illinois

Peoria, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Elberfeld, Indiana

Topeka, Kansas

Royal Oak, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

New Ulm, Minnesota

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Columbus, Ohio

Delta, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Flint, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

Linden, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia

Marion, Wisconsin

Ranchester, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 21, 2014, rustyduck from Morrisville, PA wrote:

I love hostas, but this is my very favorite. It always looks like a picture in the catalogue. Best of all, the slugs don't seem to like it at all ... shhhh ...


On Jul 29, 2008, ifonly from Brookfield, CT wrote:

Love this hosta - bought in 2007 as a nice, big plant, and once in the ground in Brookfield CT - wow!

One of the last to be attacked by deer 2008.

Next year? A fence!


On Jan 27, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

A vigorous variety that do well in my garden and have been divided once - have interesting two colors. It should be grown by more people!


On Nov 26, 2006, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Voted Hosta of the Year for 2007. Vigorous grower in our gardens with excellent substance.


On Jan 8, 2003, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Walden West 1999.