American Hosta Growers Association
2011 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. 

2011 Hosta of the Year 
'Praying Hands'
(Williams 1996)

Color - Variegated
Size - Medium (16"ht x 30"w)
Habit - Upright
Bloom - Lavender

Parent - unknown
One of the most unique hostas of all time. Upright narrow green leaves have a thin creamy white margin. Each leaf is rolled and folded into a tube shape displaying its prominent veins on the backside of the leaf.
Photo courtesy of AHGA member Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC