American Hosta Growers Association
2001 Hosta of the Year

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. 

2001 Hosta of the Year 
(Neo Plants Ltd. 1991)

Color - Medio-variegated
Size - Medium (16"ht x 37"w)
Habit - Mounding
Bloom - Lavender

Parent - sport of ‘Halycon’
Pointed gold leaves bordered by a blue and green shaded margin. The light green center will bleach to creamy-white in bright light. Unlike many light centered hostas this one has great substance.
Photo courtesy of AHGA member Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC