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 regions of the country, are widely available in sufficient supply, and retail for about $15.00 in the year of selection.
2020 Hosta of the Year
Color - Gold
Size - Medium (18"ht x 30"w)
Habit - Mounding
Bloom - Lavender
Parentage - ‘Split Personality’ seedling
Bright yellow foliage is broad and wedge-shaped with a rippled edge. Turns pale yellow later in the season. Pale lavender flowers in mid-summer.