In 1996, the American Hosta Growers Association initiated the Hosta of the Year promotion. Each year, an outstanding hosta cultivar is named and promoted by the members of the group.

Starting in 2019, the Proven Winners company started naming their own Hosta of the Year. These are also listed below.

American Hosta Growers Association
Hosta of the Year

Year

Cultivar

Year

Cultivar

1996 H. 'So Sweet' 2011 H. 'Praying Hands'
1997 H. 'Patriot' 2012 H. 'Liberty'
1998 H. 'Fragrant Bouquet' 2013 H. 'Rainforest Sunrise'
1999 H. 'Paul's Glory' 2014 H. 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
2000 H. 'Sagae' 2015 H. 'Victory'
2001 H. 'June' 2016 H. 'Curly Fries'
2002 H. 'Guacamole' 2017 H. 'Brother Stefan'
2003 H. 'Regal Splendor' 2018 H. 'World Cup'
2004 H. 'Sum and Substance' 2019 H. 'Lakeside Paisley Print'
2005 H. 'Striptease' 2020 H. 'Dancing Queen'
2006 H. 'Stained Glass' 2021 H. 'Rainbow's End'
2007 H. 'Paradigm'    
2008 H. 'Blue Mouse Ears'    
2009 H. 'Earth Angel'    
2010 H. 'First Frost'    
     

Proven Winners «
Hosta of the Year

Year

Cultivar

Year

Cultivar

2019 H. 'Autumn Frost'    
2020 H. 'Coast to Coast'    
2021 H. 'Wheee!"    
       
       
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