American Hosta Growers Association
2017 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.

2017 Hosta of the Year
'Brother Stefan'
(Petryszyn  1998)

Color - Medio-variegated
Size - Medium (22"ht x 35"w)
Habit - Mounding
Bloom - White

Parent - ‘King Tut’ x ‘Mildred Seaver’ seedling
Maybe Olga Petryszyn’s best introduction to date. Large, heavily corrugated gold leaves with a wide dark green margin. A moderate grower which forms a spectacular specimen in due time. Near white flowers in early summer.
Prior Hosta of the Year Winners

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 Olga Petryszyn