American Hosta Growers Association
2025 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. 

Hosta of the Year
(Wols  NR)

Color - Blue
Size - Medium (17"ht x 46"w)
Habit - Semi-upright
Bloom - Lavender

Parentage - ‘Marilyn Monroe’ x (’Neptune’ x ‘Smoke Signals’)
Beautiful ruffled blue leaves held on deep purple petioles in a semi-upright manner. The petioles and the white backs of the leaves are easily seen creating a stunning visual. Lavender flowers. For more info see The Hosta Journal 47-2.
Previous Hosta of the Year
2024    'Mini Skirt'
2023    'Neptune'
2022    'Island Breeze'
2021    'Rainbow's End'
2020    'Dancing Queen'
2019    'Lakeside Paisley Print'
2018    'World Cup'
2017    'Brother Stefan'
2016    'Curly Fries'
2015    'Victory'
2014    'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
2013    'Rainforest Sunrise'
2012    'Liberty'
2011    'Praying Hands'
2010    'First Frost'
​2009    'Earth Angel'
2008    'Blue Mouse Ears'
2007    'Paradigm'
2006    'Stained Glass'
2005    'Striptease'
2004    'Sum and Substance'
2003    'Regal Splendor'
2002    'Guacamole'
2001    'June'
2000    'Sagae'
1999    'Paul's Glory'
1998    'Fragrant Bouquet'
1997    'Patriot'
1996    'So Sweet'