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.
Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
2021 Hosta of the Year
Color - Medio-variegated
Size - Small (11"ht x 21"w)
Habit - Mounding
Bloom - Purple
Parentage - sport of ‘Obsession’
This yellow centered TC sport of ‘Obsession’ features very thick, dark green leaves with a flared center pattern. The bright yellow center becomes white by summer. Pale purple flowers on red scapes in late summer. PP#17,251