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Hosta 'Paradise Joyce'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Paradise Joyce
Additional cultivar information: (PP12119)
Hybridized by Fransen; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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Plant Size (check one):
Medium (leaf 25-81 square inches; plant 10-18 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):

Leaf Texture (bottom):
Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:
2 (Good)

Leaf Color:
Medium Blue-Green
Pale Yellow

Color of Leaf Margin:
Medium Blue-Green

Number of Vein Pairs:
Unknown - Tell us

Appearance of Margin:
Flat/Nearly Flat

Margin Width:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Flower Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Does it set seed?:
Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:
Pale Lavender

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral sanannie On Feb 22, 2009, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

Plant Patent #12119 - Expiry Date: 08/22/2020

Positive bert On Mar 9, 2008, bert from ehrikon
Switzerland (Zone 6b) wrote:

one of the best hosta I know.
big compliment to Marco Fransen

Positive lantzjoyce On Sep 25, 2007, lantzjoyce from Kokomo, IN (Zone 5a) wrote:

"Paradise Joyce" is a beautiful hosta throughout the growing season, especially in early season when it has full blue waxy highlights. It holds its colors well even in the hottest part of the summer. A moderate grower.


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

Marietta, Georgia
Kokomo, Indiana
Clementon, New Jersey
Franklin, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania

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