American Hosta Growers Association
2015 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.

2015 Hosta of the Year
(Zilis/Solberg  2003)

Color - Variegated
Size - Giant (30"ht x 70"w)
Habit - Upright
Bloom - White

Parent - sport of ‘Elatior’
Shiny green center with a margin that changes from greenish yellow to creamy white by early summer. Smooth texture with thick substance. Near white flowers on tall scapes in mid-summer. An outstanding specimen or background plant. Vigorous.
Prior Hosta of the Year Winners

2014'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
2013'Rainforest Sunrise'
2011'Praying Hands'
2010'First Frost'
2009'Earth Angel'
2008'Blue Mouse Ears'
2006'Stained Glass'
2004'Sum and Substance'
2003'Regal Splendor'
1999'Paul's Glory'
1998'Fragrant Bouquet'
1996'So Sweet'
Photo courtesy of Shady Oaks Nursery