Paradise Power


Denomination: 'Paradise Power'
Botanical Name: Hosta
Applicant/Holder: Fransen, Marco
Paradijsweg 5
2461 TK
Ter Aar
Breeder: Marco Fransen, Ter Aar, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2000-08-04
Application Number: 00-2354
Grant of Rights Date: 2005-02-21
Certificate Number: 2096
Date rights revoked: 2014-02-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sun Power'

Summary: 'Paradise Power' has smaller plants and smaller leaves than 'Sun Power'. The leaf of 'Paradise Power' is variegated while it is not in 'Sun Power'. 'Paradise Power' has a yellow leaf with a medium green margin while 'Sun Power' has a yellow leaf . The petiole of 'Paradise Power' is slightly shorter than 'Sun Power'.


'Paradise Power' is a vegetatively propagated perennial hosta with an arching growth habit. The simple type leaves with entire margin are arranged in a whorled to rosette fashion, are lanceolate in shape with acuminate apex and cuneate base. There is no glaucosity or pubescence on the upper or lower side of the leaf blade. The variegated leaf is light yellow with a small amount of medium green colouration along the margin. There is a petiole present.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Paradise Power' originated as a naturally occurring sport of the Hosta variety 'Sun Power' and was selected in 1994 in Ter Aar, The Netherlands. The selection criteria were attractive foliage characteristics, in particular a green margin on yellow leaves.

Tests & Trials: Ten plants of each were grown in a field approximately 0.50 to 0.65 metres apart during the summer of 2003 at Oxford Station, Ontario. Unless otherwise indicated measured characteristics were based on ten plant measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Paradise Power' with reference variety 'Sun Power'

Plant height (cm)

  'Paradise Power' 'Sun Power'
mean 16.3 21.0
std. deviation 4.06 3.01

Plant width (cm)

  'Paradise Power' 'Sun Power'
mean 35.6 39.9
std. deviation 9.23 8.49

Leaf length (cm)

  'Paradise Power' 'Sun Power'
mean 12.7 13.6
std. deviation 1.53 1.49

Leaf width (cm)

  'Paradise Power' 'Sun Power'
mean 4.38 5.48
std. deviation 0.90 1.10
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