2010 American Hosta Society Popularity Poll

Every year the American Hosta Society surveys its members for their favorite hosta cultivars.  Interestingly the list changes very little from year to year.  Also interesting is the predominace of large hostas and/or variegated hostas on the list.

1.   'June'
2.   'Sagae'
3.   'Liberty'
4.   montana 'Aureomarginata'
5.   'Paradigm'
6.  'Praying Hands'
7.  'Niagara Falls'
8.  'First Frost'
9.   'El Nino'
10. 'Guacamole'
11. 'Regal Splendor'
12. 'Sun Power'
13. 'Striptease'
14. 'Paul's Glory'
15. 'Love Pat'
16. 'Guardian Angel'
17. 'Whirlwind'
18. 'Sum and Substance'
19. 'Blue Mouse Ears'
20. 'On Stage'
21. 'Blue Angel'
22. 'Great Expectations'
23. 'Halcyon'
24. 'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
25. 'Touch of Class'
Favorite Hosta Cultivars
American Hosta Growers Hosta of the Year
American Hosta Growers
Hosta of the Year Selection

Each year the American Hosta Growers Association selects a hosta cultivar for special recognition.  To receive this award the hosta must: (1) retail for no more than $15 in the year selected; (2) be widely available and in sufficient supply; and (3) grow well in all parts of the country.

2012'Liberty'
2011'Praying Hands'
2010'First Frost'
2009'Earth Angel'
2008'Blue Mouse Ears'
2007'Paradigm'
2006'Stained Glass'
2005'Striptease'
2004'Sum and Substance'
2003'Regal Splendor'
2002'Guacamole'
2001'June'
2000'Sagae'
1999'Paul's Glory'
1998'Fragrant Bouquet'
1997'Patriot'
1996'So Sweet'
American Hosta Society Popularity Poll
Made in the Shade Favorites
Made in the Shade Favorites

Like most of you we are also partial to variegated hostas as you can see below.  Many of these tend to be newer introductions of special merit.  They are listed in alphabetical order.

1.   'Bedazzled'
2.   'Blueberry Waffles'
3.   'Curly Fries'
4.   'Dance With Me'
5.   'Emerald Necklace'
6.   'Empress Wu'
7.   'Fantasy Island'
8.   'Grand Prize'
9.   'Heart and Soul'
10. 'Heat Wave'
11. 'Heavenly Tiara'
12. 'Journey's End'
13. 'Last Dance'
14. 'Marilyn Monroe'
15. 'Mary Marie Ann'
16. 'Maui Buttercups'
17. 'Old Glory'
18. 'Olive Bailey Langdon'
19. 'Orange Marmalade'
20. 'Paradise Island
21. 'Pandora's Box'
22. 'Parhelion' / 'Titanic' / 'Vim and Vigor'
23. plantaginea
24. 'Rainbow’s End'
25. 'Rainforest Sunrise'
26. 'Rhino Hide'
27. 'Robert Frost'
28. 'Skylight'
29. 'Stained Glass'
30. 'Stitch in Time'
31. 'St. Paul'
32. 'Summer Breeze'
33. 'Thunderbolt'
34. 'Touch of Class'
35. 'Trifecta'
2010 AHS Small Hosta Popularity Poll

In 2008 the AHS started a populatity poll dedicated to small hostas.

1.   'Pandora's Box'
2.   'Blue Mouse Ears'
3.   'Popo'
4.   'Cracker Crumbs'
5.   'Dragon Tails'
6.   'Tiny Tears'
7.   'Cameo'
8.   'Dixie Chickadee'
9.   'Frosted Mouse Ears'
10. 'Daisy Doolittle'