Hosta Brother Stephen

Hosta Brother Stefan

Described by many as the most spectacular Hosta they have ever seen, Brother Stefan Hosta has been named the 2017 Hosta of the Year. Its massive leaves with dark bluish-green streaked edges and brilliant gold centers become heavily puckered and corrugated. Brother Stefan’s impressive form and gleaming color add considerable interest to shady gardens and containers. Its outstanding upright, vast-shaped clump is topped with near white flowers in late spring to early summer. Grows 2′ tall and 3′ wide.

Hostas are excellent perennials for shade that require minimal care. They are lovely massed in woodland settings or used as specimens. With their weed smothering foliage, they make idea ground covers. Although they are tough plants that can withstand periods of drought, for best results keep well watered during dry spells.

2017 Hosta of the Year

Designated 2017 Hosta of the Year by the American Hosta Growers Association, it was selected by a vote of AHGA members. Award winners are Hostas that are outstanding garden plants in all regions of the country.


Additional Information

Botanical Name

Hosta Brother Stefen

Common Name


Bloom Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Early Summer

Foliage Color

Blue, Green, Variegated, White

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade






Beds, Containers, Ground Cover, Hummingbirds, Mass Plantings, Woodland Gardens


Average, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Consistent



Plant Type