This cultivar was registered by
Dr. Charles Purtymun at
Walden West Nursery in Oregon
in 1999 as a sport of H. 'Abiqua
A large size (22 inches high
by 48 inches wide) plant, it has heavily corrugated, wavy foliage.
The near white flowers are borne from late June into July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "The gold leaf center of 'Paradigm' does
not develop spring desiccation burn, making it a good substitute
for 'Borwick Beauty', 'Du Page Delight' and other susceptible
The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by
Grenfell (2009) states: "Initially known as H.
'Abiqua Paradigm'...Increases rapidly."
'Paradigm' was voted the 2007
American Hosta Growers Association "Hosta of the Year".