American Hosta Growers Association
2023 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 regions of the country, are widely available in sufficient supply, and retail for about $15.00 in the year of selection. 

Photo courtesy of Shady Oaks Nursery
2023 Hosta of the Year
(Hansen  2006)

Color - Blue
Size - Large (24"ht x 47"w)
Habit - Upright
Bloom - Lavender

Parentage - (‘Maekawa’ x ‘Halcyon’) x ‘Salute’ 
Wedge shaped, blue-green leaves are wonderfully rippled and cascade downward. Pale lavender flowers in August on arching scapes. A stunning upright specimen.  PP#19,674