Hostas

Hostas give a blast of bold texture as well as a variety of leaf colors, patterns and shape

According to the Perennial Plant Association, Hostas have become the number one selling perennial!

They demand little of you besides a bit of shade and will come back year after year. Hostas give a blast of bold texture as well as a variety of leaf colors, patterns and shapes. Complement large, bold Hosta foliage with ferns, grasses, sedges (especially gold or variegated), Irises (for their upright spiky effect), Astilbes, and Dicentra

American Hosta Growers' Association Hosta of the Year Winners:

Hosta 'Brother Stefan'

Hosta 'Brother Stefan'

2017

Hosta 'Curly Fries'

Hosta 'Curly Fries'

2016

Hosta 'Victory'

Hosta 'Victory'

2015

Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

Hosta 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'

2014

Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'

2013

Hosta 'Liberty'

Hosta 'Liberty'

2012

Hosta 'Praying Hands'

Hosta 'Praying Hands'

2011

Hosta 'First Frost'

Hosta 'First Frost'

2010

Hosta 'Earth Angel'

Hosta 'Earth Angel'

2009

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

2008

Hosta 'Paradigm'

Hosta 'Paradigm'

2007

Hosta 'Stained Glass'

Hosta 'Stained Glass'

2006

Hosta 'Striptease'

Hosta 'Striptease'

2005

Hosta 'Sum & Substance'

Hosta 'Sum & Substance'

2004

Hosta 'Regal Splendor'

Hosta 'Regal Splendor'

2003

Hosta 'Guacamole'

Hosta 'Guacamole'

2002

Hosta Popularity Poll

As of 2015

1. H. June
2. H. Sagae
3. H. Liberty
4. H. Sum and Substance
5. H. Blue Angel
6. First Frost
7. Victory
8. Striptease
9. Paradigm
10. Guardian Angel
11. H. montana ‘Aureomarginata’
12. H. Orange Marmalade
13. H. Praying Hands
14. H. Sun Power
15. h. Guacamole
16. H. Great Expectations
17. H. Niagara Falls
18. H. Halycon
19. H. Brother Stefan
20. H. Whirlwind
21. H. Krossa Regal
H. Lakeside Paisley Print
H. Love Pat
H. Rainforest Sunrise
H. Touch of Class

Minature Category:

1. H. Blue Mouse Ears
2. H. Pandora’s Box
3. H. Curly Fries
4. H. Cracker Crumbs

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Hostas that demonstrate good slug resistance:

Abiqua Drinking Gourd
Aristocrat
Blue Angel
Blue Umbrellas
Bright Lights
Frances Williams
Hadspen Blue
Halycon
June
Krossa Regal
Liberty
Niagra Falls
Northern Exposure
Paradise Glory
Paul’s Glory
Rainforest Sunrise
Regal Splendor
Sagae
sieboldiana ‘Elegans’
Sum and Substance
Tokudama Aureonebulosa
Tokudama Flavocircinalis
Twilight
Wide Brim

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Hostas that demonstrate good sun tolerance:

August Moon
Crowned Imperial
Fortunei Aureomarginata
Fortunei Hyacinthina
Fragrant Bouquet
Francee
Frances Williams
Green Gold
Guacamole
Honeybells
Krossa Regal
Minuteman
Patriot
Regal Splendor
Royal Standard
So Sweet
Stained Glass
Sum of All
Sum and Substance
Sun Power
Wide Brim

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Hostas with Fragrant Flowers:

Diana Remembered
Fragrant Bouquet
Fragrant Blue
Fragrant Dream
Fragrant Fire
Guacamole
Honeybells
Royal Standard
So Sweet
Stained Glass