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Award Winning Plants

Plants that Can for those who think they Can't!

The Award of Garden Merit (AGM) is a mark of quality awarded, since 1922, to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Awards are made annually after plant trials intended to judge the plants' performance. Trials may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled, and may be performed at RHS Garden, Wisley, other RHS gardens or after observation of plants in specialist collections.

The RHS AGM is awarded only to plants that meet the following criteria:

- Outstanding excellence for ordinary garden decoration or use
- Available for general purchase
- Good constitution
- Do not require highly specialist growing conditions or care
- Are not particularly susceptible to any pest or disease
- Are not be subject to an unreasonable degree of reversion in its vegetative or floral characteristics

Though growing conditions and plant types may vary, the purpose of the award is always the same: to highlight the best plants available to the home gardener. Check out these Award of Garden Merit recipients:

  • Hosta 'Sun Mouse'
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

    Hosta Sun Mouse PPAF (10)ct Flat

    Hosta 'Sun Mouse' PPAF (10)ct Flat Similar leaf shape and performance to ‘Blue Mouse Ears’, but with brilliant yellow leaves that holds its yellow color well into summer. The color is perfect for brightening up Hosta troughs and shade...

    $116.28
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  • Photos courtesy of Randall Goodwin

    Hosta Munchkin Fire (10)ct Flat

    Hosta 'Munchkin Fire' (10)ct Flat Short and narrow leaves hold their bright yellow color all season long. Since the leaves are so narrow, there isn’t a prominent leaf base, and the leaves simply taper to become part of the petiole. Lavender...

    $116.28
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  • Hosta 'One Last Dance'
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    Hosta One Last Dance PPAF (20)ct Flat

    Hosta 'One Last Dance' PPAF (20)ct Flat This sport of ‘Dancing Queen’ has dark green centers and very wide yellow margins. The dramatic margins have irregular patterns varying from ½ to 2½” creating a very feathery look...

    $202.10
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  • Photos courtesy of Randall Goodwin

    Hosta Munchkin Fire (20)ct Flat

    Hosta 'Munchkin Fire' (20)ct Flat Short and narrow leaves hold their bright yellow color all season long. Since the leaves are so narrow, there isn’t a prominent leaf base, and the leaves simply taper to become part of the petiole. Lavender flowers...

    $183.00
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  • Hosta 'Hans'
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    Hosta 'Hans' (20)ct Flat

    Hosta 'Hans' (20)ct Flat This sport of Hosta ‘Andrew’ has similar traits as its sibling, but with much more vigor, thanks to the green streaks that appear in late summer. Like ‘Andrew,’ ‘Hans’ has corrugated, puckered,...

    $187.70
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  • Hosta 'Angel Falls' PPAF
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    Hosta 'Angel Falls' PP28785 (20)ct Flat

    Hosta 'Angel Falls' PP28785 (20)ct Flat A variegated sport of the multiple award winning solid green Hosta ‘Niagara Falls’. If you like ‘Bridal Falls’, try this new large hosta for its reverse variegation. ‘Angel...

    $195.60
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  • Hosta 'Praying Hands'

    Hosta PRAYING HANDS (10)ct Flat

    PRAYING HANDS Hosta (Williams 1996) Small. Dark green with heavily rippled, narrow, twisted, shiny, leaves with thin gold margin. Mature size - 14 inches wide by 16 inches height,very upright, vertical habit with moderate growth rate. Pale lavender...

    $111.00
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  • Hosta PATRIOT

    Hosta PATRIOT (10)ct Quarts

    PATRIOT Hosta (J. Machem 1991) Medium. Dark green center, cupped leaves have variable margin with white streaking toward center. Mature size - 30 inches wide by 12 inch height. Lavender Flower. sport of Francee. Hosta of the Year 1997. Glossy, cupped...

    $102.00
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  • Hosta GUACAMOLE

    Hosta GUACAMOLE (10)ct Quarts

    GUACAMOLE Hosta Medium. Apple green to yellow gold with smooth dark green margin. Shiny, moderately folded, ovate leaves with moderately prominent veins. Mature size - 38 inches wide x 22 inches height, open, semi-upright habit. Fragrant near white...

    $102.00
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  • Hosta FIRE ISLAND

    Hosta FIRE ISLAND (10)ct Quarts

    FIRE ISLAND Hosta Small - Medium. Brilliant yellow, intensely wavy, broadly ovate leaves and light red petioles with red coloration extending into leaf base. Mature size about 14 inches high and 34 inches wide, mound-like with fast growth rate...

    $102.00
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  • Hosta BLUE MOUSE EARS

    Hosta BLUE MOUSE EARS (10)ct Flat

    Hosta BLUE MOUSE EARS Dwarf. Distinctive, thick substance, deeply cupped and nearly round, small, medium blue-green leaves. Matures size - 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Fast growing to a tight, compact mound. New foliage emerges all season, and...

    $111.00
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  • Hosta STAINED GLASS

    Hosta STAINED GLASS (20)ct Flat

    STAINED GLASS Hosta Medium. Brilliant, shiny gold with wide, dark green margin. Center darkens through the season. Broadly ovate with cordate base. Mature size: 15 inch height by 32 inches wide, fast growth rate. Large, light lavender, fragrant flowers...

    $165.50
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  • Hosta PRAYING HANDS

    Hosta PRAYING HANDS (25) BR Plants

    PRAYING HANDS Hosta (Williams 1996) Small. Dark green with heavily rippled, narrow, twisted, shiny, leaves with thin gold margin. Mature size - 14 inches wide by 16 inches height,very upright, vertical habit with moderate growth rate. Pale lavender...

    $192.88
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  • Hosta montana 'Aureomarginata'

    Hosta montana AUREOMARGINATA (20)ct Flat

    montana AUREOMARGINATA Hosta (AHS) Large. Wide yellow/cream to gold margin on large shiny green leaf. Leaves have margin that turns yellow then creamy white with some graying of the green where the margin overlays the green; somewhat cupped at base;...

    $175.70
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  • Hosta MINUTEMAN

    Hosta MINUTEMAN (20)ct Flat

    MINUTEMAN Hosta (Machen 1994)Medium.Crisp creamy white margins around rich dark green centers.Broadly ovate, lightly wavy, lightly rippled leaves of good substance with moderately prominent veins.Mature size - 24 inches wide x 12 inch height,mound-like...

    $165.50
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  • Hosta LIBERTY PP#12,531

    Hosta LIBERTY PP#12,531 (20)ct Flat

    LIBERTY Hosta (Machen 2000) Large. Blue-green leaves have wide, dramatically streaked, yellow margins which fade to creamy-white later in the season. Heavier substance leaves are lightly twisted and broadly ovate. Mature plant: 39 inches wide x 29 inch...

    $172.70
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  • Hosta JUNE

    Hosta JUNE (20)ct Flat

    JUNE Hosta (Neo Plants 1991) Medium. Light yellow with irregular, streaked, dark blue green margin. Mature size - 20 inches wide x 15 inch height. Lavender Flower. 2001 Hosta of the Year. sport of HALCYON. June develops a brightly colored yellow...

    $165.50
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  • Hosta GUARDIAN ANGEL

    Hosta GUARDIAN ANGEL (20)ct Flat

    GUARDIAN ANGEL Hosta (Thompson 1995) Large. Wide, ovate, moderately rippled leaves of heavy substance with fairly prominent veins. Irregular blue-green margins with bright, creamy white center. After standing out through spring, the white center...

    $187.70
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  • Hosta FIRE ISLAND

    Hosta FIRE ISLAND (20)ct Flat

    FIRE ISLAND Hosta (Brinka 1998) Small - Medium. Brilliant yellow, intensely wavy, broadly ovate leaves and light red petioles with red coloration extending into leaf base. Mature size about 14 inches high and 34 inches wide, mound-like with fast growth...

    $165.50
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  • Hosta CATHEDRAL WINDOWS PP17295

    Hosta CATHEDRAL WINDOWS PP17295 (20)ct Flat

    CATHEDRAL WINDOWS Hosta PP17295 (Hansen 2005) Large. Green margin with yellow center leaves are broadly ovate and a little shiny. Leaves brighten throughout the spring, becoming most intense in summer. 10 inch long by 9 inch wide leaves. Mature size:...

    $183.00
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  • Hosta BLUE MOUSE EARS

    Hosta BLUE MOUSE EARS (20)ct Flat

    BLUE MOUSE EARS Hosta (Deckert 2000) Dwarf. Distinctive, thick substance, deeply cupped and nearly round, small, medium blue-green leaves. Matures size - 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Fast growing to a tight, compact mound. New foliage emerges all...

    $165.50
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  • Hosta ABIQUA DRINKING GOURD (20)ct Flat

    ABIQUA DRINKING GOURD Hosta Medium to Large. Deeply cupped, round, thick, heavily corrugated, dark blue leaves. Mature size: 16 inches height and 48 inches wide, slow growth rate. Near white flowers. Tokudama x sieboldiana seedling. Slug resistance and...

    $165.50
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  • Hosta WIDE BRIM

    Hosta 'Wide Brim' (25) BR Plants

    WIDE BRIM Hosta (Aden 1979) (25) Bare Root Plants Medium. Depending on sun exposure, green to deep blue-green center and white to cream irregular wide margin on puckered, heart-shaped leaves. Mature size: 20 inches height by 36 inches wide, mound-like...

    $162.88
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  • Hosta 'Krossa Regal'
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    Hosta 'Krossa Regal' (25) BR Plants

    Hosta 'Krossa Regal' (Krossa 1980) (25) bare root clumps Frosty blue-green leaves and a graceful, vase-like habit distinguish this fine hosta from all others  Wavy leaves are of good substance and are very slug-resistant  Lavender...

    $170.38
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