2014 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 variegated hostas on the list.

1.   'June'
2.   'Sagae'
3.   'Liberty'
4.   'Guardian Angel'
5.   'Sum and Substance'
6.   'Blue Angel'
7.   'Guacamole'
8.   'Paradigm'
9.   'First Frost'
10. 'Niagara Falls'
11. 'Sun Power'
12. 'Victory'
13. montana 'Aureomarginata'
14. 'Praying Hands'
15. 'Striptease'
16. 'Krossa Regal'
17. 'Regal Splendor'
18. 'Halcyon'
19. 'Night before Christmas'
20. 'Great Expectations'
21. 'Orange Marmalade'
22. 'Stained Glass'
23. 'Cathedral Windows'
24. 'Empress Wu'
25. 'El Nino'
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.

2016'Curly Fries'
2014'Abiqua Drinking Gourd'
2013'Rainforest Sunrise'
2011'Praying Hands'
2010'First Frost'
2009'Earth Angel'
2008'Blue Mouse Ears'
2006'Stained Glass'
2004'Sum and Substance'
2003'Regal Splendor'
1999'Paul's Glory'
1998'Fragrant Bouquet'
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.   'Amos'
2.   'Bedazzled'
3.   'Blueberry Waffles'
4.   'Curly Fries'  
5.   'Empress Wu'
6.   'Fantasy Island'
7.   'Gentle Giant'
8.   'Grand Prize'
9.   'Heart and Soul'
10. 'Heat Wave'
11. 'Heavenly Tiara'
12.  'Humpback Whale'
13. 'Imperial Palace'
14. 'Lakeside Paisley Print'
15. 'Last Dance'
16. 'Light Everlasting'
17. 'Mariachi'
18. 'Marilyn Monroe'
19. 'Maui Buttercups'
20. 'Mouse Capades'
21. 'Old Glory'
22. 'Olive Bailey Langdon'
23. 'Orange Marmalade'
24. 'Paradise Island'
25. 'Permafrost'
26. plantaginea
27. 'Rainbow’s End'
28. 'Rainforest Sunrise'
29. 'Rhino Hide'
30. 'Ripple Effect'
31. 'Shimmy Shake'
32. 'Skylight'
33. 'Stained Glass'
34. 'Stitch in Time'
35. 'Summer Breeze'
36. 'Touch of Class'
37. 'World Cup'
2014 AHS Small Hosta Popularity Poll

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

1.   'Blue Mouse Ears'
2.   'Pandora's Box'
3.   'Cameo'
4.   'Dragon Tails'
5.   'Frosted Mouse Ears'
6.   'Cracker Crumbs'
7.   'Chartreuse Wiggles'
8.   'Tiny Tears'
9.   'Curly Fries'
10. 'Cherish'