American Hosta Growers Association
2006 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. 

2006 Hosta of the Year 
'Stained Glass'
(Hansen/Shady Oaks Nursery 1999)

Color - Medio-variegated
Size - Medium (15"ht x 32"w)
Habit - Mounding
Bloom - White

Parent - sport of ‘Guacamole’
Compared to ‘Guacamole’, ‘Stained Glass’ displays its variegation earlier and maintains a more brilliant gold color through the season. Prominent veins give a “stained glass window” effect. Large fragrant near-white flowers in August. 
Photo courtesy of AHGA member Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC