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.
2007 Hosta of the Year
(Purtymun/Walden West 1999)
Color - Medio-variegated
Size - Medium (22"ht x 45"w)
Habit - Mounding
Bloom - White
Parent - sport of ‘Abiqua Recluse’
Beautiful gold leaves edged with a dark blue-green margin. The variegation pattern intensifies later in the spring. Moderate corrugation and good substance. Near white flowers in summer. Very impressive.
Photo courtesy of AHGA member Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC