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.
2005 Hosta of the Year
Color - Medio-variegated
Size - Medium (20"ht x 50"w)
Habit - Mounding
Bloom - Lavender
Parent - sport of ‘Gold Standard’
An outstanding hosta certain to be one of the most talked about plants in your garden. A sport of ‘Gold Standard’ but with wider dark green margins and a thin white stripe (the “striptease”) in between. One of a kind.
Photo courtesy of AHGA member Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC