2016
Benedict Garden Performance Awards

The 2016 Benedict Medal was awarded at the AHS Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The winner, which was chosen from the 2015 Award of Merit winners by Garden Performance Judges across the country, represents the best-of-the-best, the ultimate hosta. It is a hosta that performs well in gardens in all regions.

This year there was a tie. The winners, H. 'Blue Angel' (F. Shaw - 1986) and H. 'Sun Power' (unknown - 1986), for 2016 are pictured below.

Benedict Garden Performance Medal 2016

Hosta 'Blue Angel'- 2016 Benedict Garden Performance Medal Winner

H. 'Blue Angel' (F. Shaw - 1986)

Hosta 'Sun Power'- 2016 Benedict Garden Performance Medal Winner

H. 'Sun Power' (unknown - 1986)

AHS members can use your Members Password to log in and read the 2016 Online Journal when it is published to view photos of all the Benedict Garden Performance Award of Merit and Honorable Mention winners.

Benedict Garden Performance Awards of Merit

  1. H. 'Orange Marmalade' (R. Solberg)
  2. H. 'Pineapple Upsidedown Cake' (M. Zillis/R. Solberg)
  3. H. 'Summer Breeze' (M. Zillis/J. Diesen)
  4. H. 'Victory' (M. Zillis/R. Solberg)
  5. H. 'World Cup' (D. Beilstein/M. Zillis)

Benedict Garden Performance Honorable Mention Awards

  1. H. 'All That Jazz' (O. Petryszyn)
  2. H. 'Blue Betty Lou' (C. Owens)
  3. H. 'Bobbie Sue' (C. Owens)
  4. H. 'Captain Kirk' (K. Brill)
  5. H. 'Faith' (D. Dean)

For more information about this award, see the Benedict Garden Performance Medal page.


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