The Hosta of the Year for 2007 is Paradigm. The size of this plant is 18 inches tall and can have a spread of up to 30 inches. Flowering in July, it will have lavender flowers.
The hosta of the year is awarded by the American Hosta Society and it has to meet certain requirements as to where it will grow, it’s performance year after year, availability on the market place and so forth. Paradigm is one of the many hostas we have in our hosta garden at home and it definitely shows the qualities of being named Hosta of the Year. The leaves are edged in a blue green and the color intensifies in late spring. We have found it to be a vigorous grower and quite resistant to slugs.