By Walden/West – 1999

Hosta of the year in 2007; this beauty really is a good example of a model perennial.  ‘Paradigm’ comes from the Greek word paradeigma, which means “pattern”, “example” or “model.”  It also won the Alex Summers Award in 2010.  A large hosta at 20” with 2 foot scapes it is a bright gold with blue margins and can spread to 3 feet wide when mature. It is a sport of Abiqua Recluse (H. White Vision x Sum and Substance). The glossy leaves intensify in color as the season goes on and it is moderately corrugated with really heavy substance. A wonderful specimen it is topped with lavender flowers in midsummer.