Top Rated Hostas, Hosta Ratings, Hosta of the Year

The differences between AGHA Hosta of the Year and AHS ratings and how they are awarded.

The American Hosta Society ratings are the result of a popularity poll of AHS members.

The American Hosta Grower’s Association Hosta of the Year is selected by AHGA members. The AHGA is a trade organization for nurseries specializing in the growth and sale of hostas.

These lists together represent the best-loved  and top rated hostas by collectors and growers alike, which would make a wonderful start to your collection!

AHS Hosta Ratings

#1 – June

#2 – Sagae

#3 – Liberty

#4 – Guacamole

#5 – Blue Angel

#6 – Striptease

#7 – Paul’s Glory

#8 – Stained Glass

#9 – Gold Standard

#10 – Halcyon

#11 – Sum and Substance

#12 – montana Aureomarginata

#13 – Paradigm

#14 – Orange Marmalade

#15 – Regal Splendor

#16 – Whirlwind

#17 – Spilt Milk

#18 – Abiqua Drinking Gourd

#19 – Guardian Angel

#20 – Patriot

#21 – On Stage

#22 – Niagara Falls

#23 – Great Expectations

#24 – Praying Hands

#25 – First Frost

AHS Mini Hosta Ratings

#1 – Pandora’s Box

#2 – Blue Mouse Ears

#3 – Baby Bunting

#4 – Tiny Tears

#5 – Popo

#6 – venusta

#7 – Cracker Crumbs

#8 – Lemon Lime

#9 – Cookie Crumbs

#10 – Twist of Lime

Honorable Mentions

AHGA Hosta of the Year

2016 – Curly Fries

2015 – Victory

2014 – Abiqua Drinking Gourd

2013 – Rainforest Sunrise

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