American Hosta Growers Association
2019 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. 

2019 Hosta of the Year
'Lakeside Paisley Print'
(Chastain  2006)

Color - Medio-Variegated
Size - Small (10"ht x 30"w)
Habit - Mounding
Bloom - Lavender

Parentage - unknown 
Heart-shaped leaves with very wide, wavy, green margins. The narrow, creamy white markings in the center of the leaves shoot out from the cream colored petioles in a feathery pattern. Pale lavender flowers in mid-summer. Striking!
Prior Hosta of the Year Winners

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 Walters Gardens, Inc.