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.
2003 Hosta of the Year
(Walters Gardens, Inc. 1987)
Color - Variegated
Size - Giant (30"ht x 70"w)
Habit - Upright
Bloom - Lavender
Parent - sport of ‘Krossa Regal’
Creamy yellow margins on frosty blue leaves in spring changing to creamy white margins on a dark green center by mid-summer. Good substance. Lavender flowers in mid-summer. Distinct and attractive.
Photo courtesy of AHGA member Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC