American Hosta Growers Association
2008 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. 

2008 Hosta of the Year 
'Blue Mouse Ears'
(Deckert 2000)

Color - Blue
Size - Mini (8"ht x 19"w)
Habit - Mounding
Bloom - Lavender

Parent - sport of ‘Blue Cadet’
Small round gray-green leaves with incredible substance. Lavender flowers in mid-summer are on short scapes that are in perfect proportion to the clump size. A must have for the rock garden.
Photo courtesy of AHGA member Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC