The Benedict Medal AOM 2010 - #2 Niagara Falls
There were 14 plants given the Benedict Award of Merit in 2010. The first one was Earth Angel which was previously covered as a Hosta of the Year. Similarly, First Frost was the third plant given the AOM and it was also a HOTY. Both are great plants. But the rest we haven't posted yet.
Niagara Falls is a fabulous Hosta. One of the reasons I love this pick is because it's "plain green." However, the size, substance, leaf shape, clump shape, ruffles, deep veins and curves allow this Hosta to be a stand out in any garden. I know a lot of people grow this one. This is another of Olga Petryszyn's Americana series. Yes it's very large and yes it has montana genes.
Mine is just a baby, in its first year, but Myrle's is to die for.
This one is from the Seawright Display Garden in Carlisle, MA.
Let's see yours.