Alphabetical Plant Listing

Award-Winning Hostas

Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Award of Garden Merit, American Hosta Growers Association, Hosta of the Year Award


Primarily grown for their beautiful foliage, hostas are long-lived, shade-loving perennials highly esteemed by gardeners. Easy and adaptable garden plants, there are hundreds of cultivars to choose from, ranging from incredibly tiny plants to giants.

With the increasing number of hosta cultivars being introduced each year, it is increasingly difficult for nurseries and gardeners to choose just the right hostas. To this end the American Hosta Growers Association established the Hosta of the Year award in 1996. Award winners are hostas that are good garden plants in all regions of the country, and are widely available in sufficient supply. 

Similarly, the Royal Horticultural Society undertakes every year plant trials in its ongoing search to identify the very best plants for the home and garden. The plants that perform at an exceptional level receive the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

The below list of hostas includes those which have received at least one of these awards. As you will note, several hosta cultivars have won both prestigious awards.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hosta - Plantain Lilies
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hosta - Plantain Lilies
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit
Compare All Hosta - Plantain Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hosta - Plantain Lilies Guides with Hosta - Plantain Lilies

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