With the increasing number of hosta cultivars being introduced each year it is increasingly difficult for nursery owners and gardeners to choose just the right hostas for their sales areas and gardens. To this end the American Hosta Growers Association established the AHGA Hosta of the Year in 1996. It is selected by a vote of AHGA members. Award winners are hostas that are good garden plants in all a regions of the country, are widely available and in sufficient supply and retail for about $15.00 in the year of selection.
1998 Hosta of the Year
Color - Variegated
Size - Medium (22"ht x 48"w)
Habit - Mounding
Bloom - Lavender
Parent - ‘Fascination’ x ‘Fragrant Summer’
This choice cultivar features apple green leaves with wide irregular yellow to cream margins. Large funnel-shaped, fragrant pale lavender nearly white flowers in mid to late summer. Excellent growth rate. Very popular.
Photo courtesy of AHGA member Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC