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.