Proven Winners® Hosta of the Year

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    National Plant of the Year™ Program

    The Proven Winners National Plant of the Year program selects plants for their exceptional performance. These plants have been chosen for their proven excellence and ability to be used successfully nationwide by growers and gardeners alike. The Hosta of the Year is a division of this program highlighting on of the most popular genus from the Proven Winners Perennial brand. Look for these varieties to be featured in magazines, social media, as well as home and trade shows throughout the year.

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    2023 - Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Empress Wu'

    Height: 3-4' | Width: 5-6' | Scape: 4' | Blooms: Early to Midsummer

    Huge dark green, deeply veined leaves of good substance can measure more than 1½' wide and long. Large leaves are formed as a young plant, though entire clump takes about 5 years growing in the ground to achieve mature size. Strongly upright habit, forming a very tall and wide clump. Pale reddish violet flowers appear just above the foliage in early to midsummer. An outstanding focal point and topic of conversation in your shade garden!

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    2022 - Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Diamond Lake'

    Height: 17" | Width: 45" | Scape: 25-28" | Blooms: Early Summer

    Finally, a large blue hosta that's worthy of the Proven Winners® stamp of approval! Attractive, heart-shaped, thick and heavily corrugated blue leaves have wavy margins. The large size of this plant also translates to large leaves: they can get up to 9 inches wide by 11 inches long. Pale lavender flowers appear in early to midsummer. Use this blue hosta to add some color to your shade garden. This plays well with ferns, hellebores, and other hostas.

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    2021 - Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Wheee!'

    Height: 11-18" | Width: 28-30" | Scape: 24" | Blooms: Midsummer

    Extremely ruffled, cream colored margins extend from the tip of each green leaf all the way down the petiole to the crown. This ruffled margin is evident even in the juvenile stage of the plant before vernalization. The leaves of this medium sized hosta are of excellent substance, making them slug resistant in the landscape.

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    2020 - Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Coast to Coast'

    Height: 30" | Width: 36" | Scape: 36" | Blooms: Midsummer

    Adding a new color to the Proven Winners hosta line, ‘Coast to Coast' is a giant, solid gold hosta that makes a striking specimen in the shade garden. Its foliage emerges gold in spring and turns lighter gold with a bit more sun exposure in the summer months. As the leaves mature, they become thick and puckered with wavy edges and have nearly white undersides.

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    2019 - Hosta SHADOWLAND® 'Autumn Frost'

    Height: 12" | Width: 12-16" | Scape: 12-16" | Blooms: Mid - Late Summer

    ‘Autumn Frost' is a sport of the 2010 Hosta of the Year, ‘First Frost', which in turn is a sport of the champion of blue hostas, ‘Halcyon'. It is a showier version of ‘First Frost', displaying extra wide margins.

    The leaves emerge frosty blue with a bright yellow margin that lightens to creamy white during the summer. It forms a medium sized mound topped with light lavender flowers in mid to late summer.

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