Each year The American Hosta Society takes a poll of its members to determine the ranking of the top hostas currently available. The listings we have come from either the AHS website or directly from old copies of The Hosta Journal. In recent years, they have taken a second poll devoted strictly to "small hostas".

If you have access to any polls done during the years between 1975 and 1984, please send us a copy...Thank You.

Rank

1 H. 'Sum and Substance' H. 'Sum and Substance' H. 'Sagae' H. 'Sagae'
2 H. 'Sagae' H. 'Great Expectations' H. 'Sum and Substance' H. 'Sum and Substance'
3 H. 'Gold Standard' H. 'Patriot' H. 'Paul's Glory' H. 'Great Expectations'
4 H. montana 'Aureomarginata' H. 'Paul's Glory' H. 'Patriot' H. 'June'
5 H. 'Patriot' H. 'Gold Standard' H. 'Great Expectations' H. 'Patriot'
6 H. 'Krossa Regal' H. 'Sagae' H. 'Gold Standard' H. 'Paul's Glory'
7 H. 'Great Expectations' H. 'Blue Angel' H. montana 'Aureomarginata H. 'Gold Standard'
8 H. 'Paul's Glory' H. montana 'Aureomarginata H. 'June' H. montana 'Aureomarginata'
9 H. 'Love Pat' H. 'Fragrant Bouquet' H. 'Blue Angel' H. 'Krossa Regal'
10 H. 'Frances Williams' H. 'Krossa Regal' H. 'Krossa Regal' H. 'Fragrant Bouquet'
11 H. 'Halcyon' H. 'Halcyon' H. 'Fragrant Bouquet' H. 'Guacamole'
12 H. 'Shade Fanfare' H. 'Frances Williams' H. 'Guacamole' H. 'Blue Angel'
13 H. 'Sun Power' H. 'Love Pat' H. 'Halcyon' H. 'Frances Williams'
14 H. 'Blue Angel' H. 'Whirlwind' H. 'Love Pat' H. 'Halcyon'
15 H. 'Fragrant Bouquet' H. 'On Stage' H. 'Sun Power' H. 'Love Pat'
16 H. 'Regal Splendor' H. sieboldiana 'Elegans' H. 'Frances Williams' H. 'Striptease'
17 H. 'Christmas Tree' H. 'Sun Power' H. 'Regal Splendor' H. 'Regal Splendor'
18 H. 'On Stage' H. 'Francee' H. sieboldiana 'Elegans' H. sieboldiana 'Elegans'
19 H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa' H. 'Guacamole' H. 'On Stage' H. 'Sun Power'
20 H. 'Francee'   H. 'Whirlwind' H. 'Francee'
21 H. sieboldiana 'Elegans'   H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'  
22 H. 'Whirlwind'   H. 'Striptease'  
23 H. plantaginea   H. 'Inniswood'  
24 H. 'Summer Music'   H. plantaginea  
25 H. 'Golden Tiara'   H. 'Tokudama Flavocircinalis'  
 

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