The Benedict Garden Performance Medal

2017 Benedict Garden Performance Medal Winner

 

The 2017 Benedict Medal was awarded at the AHS Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The winner, which was chosen from the 2016 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.

The winner, H. 'Victory' (M. Zilis - 2003) for 2017 is pictured below. Earlier winners are linked in the table below, and other awards are described in the rest of this page.

 

Hosta 'Victory'- 2017 Benedict Garden Performance Medal Winner

H. 'Victory' (M. Zilis - 2003)

 

Current & Past Benedict Garden
Performance Award Winners
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017

Honorable Mention Award (HM)

The Honorable Mention Award is the first award to be presented for superior garden performance. The list of HM nominees each year will consist of hosta cultivars that are nominated by their originators or by the Board of Directors of the American Hosta Society, and that have been registered for at least three years prior to the year of nomination. A hosta cultivar is to be considered registered on the date of approval of the registration by the Registrar.

Award of Merit (AM)

The Award of Merit is the second highest Garden Performance Award offered by The American Hosta Society. It is selected from previous Honorable Mention Award winners. Each cultivar awarded an HM Award becomes eligible for the Award of Merit.

Benedict Medal for Garden Performance

The Benedict Medal is the highest Garden Performance Award offered by The American Hosta Society. The award is named in honor of Dr. Herb Benedict, a pioneer in hosta hybridizing. It is selected from previous Award of Merit winners. Each cultivar awarded an Award of Merit becomes eligible to receive the Benedict Medal.

If you are not a Garden Performance Judge, become one! It is easy to do and the most important requirement is that you love hosta. Just e-mail Amy Peterson, VP Awards and Honors.


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