Pic of the Day--Paradigm

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Pic of the Day--Paradigm

Postby Hank Zumach » Oct 09, 2007 9:36 am

Hi All--Paradigm is aptly named. It is a very attractive variety that becomes more attractive with age. The plant in our Friendship Garden has shown a good growth rate typical for the variety. In 2006 it measured 17x8 and it was 27x11 this year. That puts it on track to reach the registration size of 46x20 although some Paradigms will grow beyond that.

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Hosta Library - http://www.hostalibrary.org/p/paradigm.html

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Paradigm friendship garden 6-25-07c 025.jpg
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Postby Roxanne » Oct 09, 2007 5:48 pm

Hank, Paradigm is one of my favorite Hostas! :P Being a sport of Abiqua Recluse, it has wonderful substance when it matures. Here's a May pic of mine. I should also add...I really like the lesser known reverse sport of Paradigm which is called Destiny. Thought I had a pic of it, too. Can't find it.
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Postby Arlene » Oct 09, 2007 10:08 pm

I've been bragging about my Paradigm all season . . . it still looks perfect. I think this is my very favorite hosta -- at least my current favorite!
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Postby DBoweMD » Oct 10, 2007 8:36 am

Destiny, I'll have to remember that.
I need it to complete the sport family.
Paradigm is a great plant, I divided mine so it's small but I have a few.
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Postby hostasilly » Oct 10, 2007 5:25 pm

last year my peridigm sent out an all green sport which I devided off. This year the paradigm is staying true to itself & the all green sport is spectacular for an all green hosta. Very pebbled & it is just now sending up a bloom shoot. That's a brave hosta in MN.
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Postby whamadiddle » Oct 10, 2007 6:53 pm

hostasilly - the all green form of 'paradigm' is called 'green glitter' and it is a massive eye-catching hosta! it will definitely outperform 'ma'.
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Postby LucyGoose » Oct 10, 2007 8:28 pm

Ya'all know it's one of my favorites!! Great pictures!! :D
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Postby hostasilly » Oct 11, 2007 10:40 am

Thank you so much for giving me a name for my green sport. I'm also happy to know that it wil be fab. Just one year after division it looks great.
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Postby DBoweMD » Oct 11, 2007 11:47 am

I have one of those all green ones too. Still pretty small. I'll have to put a label on it.
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Postby whamadiddle » Oct 11, 2007 1:42 pm

here are my 'paradigm' and 'green glitter'. both are the similiar in age.

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Postby Spider » Oct 11, 2007 5:27 pm

All the posts I've seen of Paradigm have been very nice. In all the photos I've seen it just pops out at you. Glitter looks shiney too.
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Postby LucyGoose » Oct 11, 2007 6:16 pm

Thank-You whamadiddle For the thumbnails....:-)

Beautiful pictures!! :D
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Postby Roxanne » Oct 11, 2007 6:52 pm

Ken, I didn't even know the all green sport (reversion??) was named......here all this time when mine sports a green eye, I have just been gathering the leaves together and ripping the whold div. off at the crown, and pitching it. :lol:

Dave, I couldn't find a pic of Destiny anywhere, so I went out 2 days ago and took one. keep in mind what time of year it is, and it still looks pretty darned good yet! :P
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Postby Carol W » Oct 11, 2007 6:53 pm

Must buy...Paradigm! For sure! I almost did this year but put it off, gosh I now wish I didn't! :roll:
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Postby LucyGoose » Oct 11, 2007 9:12 pm

Wow, Rox.....nice one!! :P

YES, you must, Carol!! :D
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Postby baja220 » Oct 12, 2007 3:25 am

I love my Paradigm too, but I really love Destiny!!!! Where can we find it? I did a google search and nothing came up.
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Postby Roxanne » Oct 12, 2007 10:12 pm

Debbie, I got it in maybe 2003 as an os plant from Jimmy Mac, who knew Calvin. I met Calvin in 2005 at the Midwest Regional convention, where his Hosta...'Ozark Welcome' was the convention plant. I asked him about Destiny, and he said it was registered, but plans to tc it fell through, because He got busy and forgot to send a division in to the lab. For all I know, it's been done now. I have donated a division 2 times to the AHS auction, and Calvin has spread it around as well, in os form. My pic at the HL is of the plant Jimmy Mac has, but the picture is old.....even my younger plant that has been divided twice has more mature looking leaves....rounder and more corrugated. I bet Jimmy's is a real looker now! :D
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Postby baja220 » Oct 12, 2007 11:12 pm

Thanks Roxanne, I'm puttin it on my wish list and I'll keep an eye out.
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Postby Carol W » Oct 13, 2007 2:27 pm

Destiny is going on my wish list too!
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Re: Pic of the Day--Paradigm

Postby Eleven » Nov 05, 2012 1:37 pm

Paradigm, purchased in a 2 gallon pot in 2009 because I was impatient for it to grow:
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