Our Award-Winning Hosta Collection offers the best of the best. Every year the American Hosta Growers Association members vote on a Hosta of the Year. For this collection, we're featuring give Hosta of the Year recipients: Earth Angel, Sum and Substance, Patriot, Stained Glass and Guacamole. These versatile shade perennials add so much tranquility and beauty to the shade garden. Low maintenance and grown primarily for their foliage, hostas can stand alone in the shade garden or provide textural contrast to other shade perennials.
Stained Glass— 2006 winner: A smaller hosta with a huge presence. Its brilliant gold hue and prominent veins add impressive color to shaded areas. Large, fragrant, near-white flowers bloom in August. Grows 15" tall with a 32" spread.
Patriot—1997 winner: Stunning combination of dark green centers and crisp, wide, white margins. Exhibits good sun tolerance. Lavender flowers bloom in midsummer. Grows 22" tall with a 50" spread.
Earth Angel—2009 winner: Large heart-shaped, blue-green leaves have a wide, chartreuse border that brightens to creamy white in the summer. In early summer, pale lavender flowers open atop the foliage. Grows 30" tall with a 40" spread.
Guacamole—2002 winner: Combines good sun tolerance, rapid growth and beautiful foliage. Shiny, large, chartreuse leaves are margined by a wide green edge. Large, fragrant, pale lavender flowers open in August. Grows 24" tall with a 54" spread.
Sum and Substance—2004 winner: One of the largest hosta cultivars! Has immense, glossy textured, light green to chartreuse to gold leaves. Lavender flowers bloom above foliage in August. Slug resistant. Grows 31" tall with a 70" spread.