2001 Hosta Of The Year
Steel blue leaves with streaky chartreuse centers emerge in spring. As the leaves mature, the centers fade to creamy yellow. The color combination gives off a showy saturated effect. Get best color effect with some strong morning sun. Thick, slightly puckered leaves are extremely slug resistant. Lavender flowers on tall scapes in summer.
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.
Plant Hostas in soil that has been amended with organic matter, in shade to part shade.
Designated the 2001 Hosta Of The Year by the American Hosta Growers Association.
With the increasing number of hosta cultivars being introduced each year it is increasingly difficult for nursery owners and gardeners to choose just the right hostas for their sales areas and gardens. To this end the American Hosta Growers Association established the AHGA Hosta of the Year in 1996. It is selected by a vote of AHGA members.
Winner of the American Hosta Society Hosta Popularity Poll, an award given to the hosta that is voted the very favorite of the majority of the AHS members in an annual poll.