Hosta x 'Paradigm'Item #40356 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
Beautiful, boldly colored, heart-shaped leaves emerge in spring with a soft chartreuse, heavily seersuckered center that graduates to golden yellow, dramatically contrasted by dark green margins. In midsummer, trusses of lily-like, pale lavender to near-white flowers rise above the dense foliage mound on sturdy stems. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 22 in. tall, 45 to 48 wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HOSS-tuhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:Compact, MoundingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 22 in. tall, 45 to 48 wide.Foliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:MidsummerFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Mukdenia (Mukdenia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
- CareCare InformationProvide slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained, humusy soil. Avoid harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in early spring. Divide every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full shade to filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:'Paradigm' Hosta is the winner of American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year for 2007. Formerly known as 'Abiqua Paradigm'; it is a sport of 'Abiqua Recluse'.