American Hosta Growers Association
2012 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. 

2012 Hosta of the Year
(Machen 2000)

Color - Variegated
Size - Large (26"ht x 63"w)
Habit - Upright
Bloom - Lavender

Parent - sport of 'Sagae'
The sensation of the 2000 American Hosta Society convention. This sport of the popular 'Sagae' features a wider more dramatic margin. Like 'Sagae' the margin changes from yellow to creamy-white by mid-season. Lavender flowers in mid-summer. PP#12,531
Photo courtesy of AHGA member Shady Oaks Nursery, LLC