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PlantFiles: Hosta
Hosta 'Paradigm'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Paradigm
Hybridized by W. West; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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12 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rustyduck 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 ...

Positive ifonly 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!

Positive Malus2006 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!

Positive rcn48 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.

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

Walden West 1999.


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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