Paradigm Hosta's variegated leaves bring a lot of lively color to the shade garden, and they only get more vibrant as they mature. They are also heavily textured, which is much harder for slugs to eat. The ribbed leaves also make a nice backdrop for the pale lavender blooms. These flower scapes bring butterflies flocking to your garden beds in midsummer. Paradigm is a strong performer, so we like it for filling out a shady border or large patio pot. Hosta 'Paradigm' We keep a robust selection of hostas that have won Hosta of the Year in our selection, like Paradigm—the 2007 winner. This is a fantastic program by the American Hosta Growers Association. As there are many, many cultivars out there to choose from, this association highlights one hosta each year that puts on an exceptionally beautiful and reliable performance in gardens all across the USA, so home gardeners can choose their new hosta with confidence.