Some of the over 12,000 hosta
names in our database are of "unknown"
origin. However, most of them have someone named as the person
who originated (discovered, hybridized or selected) the cultivar
or the person who registered it with
Hosta Society. Listed below are the individuals or
enterprises who are associated with the cultivars in
our database. Some have only one or two hostas to their credit while
others such as
Herb Benedict or
of Michigan, Alex Malloy of New York,
Mark Zilis of Illinois and
of Tennessee each have introduced hundreds of cultivars.
So far we have included
618 originators from 36 U.S.
states and another 218 from
19 other countries.