American Hosta Growers Association
2020 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. 

2020 Hosta of the Year
'Dancing Queen'
(Terpening  2005)

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.
Prior Hosta of the Year Winners

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'
Photo courtesy of Kent Terpening