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We have over 12,000 hosta names in our database. As of March, 2019, we have 893 names of people, nurseries, hosta societies, botanical gardens or other entities associated with the creation and/or registration of hosta cultivars. In most cases, this represents one person or entity per cultivar however, in many instances there are two or more involved as co-originators or co-registrants. Hundreds of cultivars have been registered on behalf of other originators by Peter Ruh, former Hosta Registrar Kevin Walek, The American Hosta Society and others.

Over 400 people or entities are associated with just one cultivar introduction each. Listed below are 179 originators/registrants who have 10 or more hosta cultivars included in our database. Note that the two largest categories are Unknown Originator and Duplicate Name hostas which account for nearly 1,200 cultivars or 10% of the plants in our database..

** As always, this list only represents those cultivars included in our database and may not include ALL hostas which might fit this category. **

Unknown 1182
Duplicate Name 787
Mark Zilis 470
Peter Ruh 401
Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict 339
Van Wade 327
Alex Malloy 323
Dr. Ed Elslager 253
Paul Aden 222
Kevin Walek 210
Mary Chastain 204
Randy Goodwin 203
Dr. Dick and Jane Ward 201
Ron Livingston 174
Danny van Eechaute 159
Jim Schwarz 145
Jeroen Linneman 143
Rod Kuenster 142
Jerry Hadrava 128
Bob Solberg 126
Ran Lydell 117
Dr. Doug Beilstein 115
Mildred Seaver 114
Jan van den Top 110
Walters Gardens, Inc 109
AHS 102
Tony Avent 102
Marco Fransen 101
Steve Chamberlain 88
Rick Goodenough 87
Hans Hansen 83
Wm and Eleanor Lachman 78
Jeff Moore 76
Alex Summers 74
Don Dean 73
Stuart Asch 72
Eric Smith 71
Eldren and Nancy Minks 70
Bob Kuk 69
Charles Kwick 67
Barry Sligh 67
Chet Tompkins 67
Robert Savory 65
Dr. Kevin Vaughn 63
Madelon Gilligan 60
Ed Schulz 60
Jim Anderson 59
Franc and Sally Freeman 58
Heinz Klose 58
Jeff Miller 56
Dr. Charles Purtymun & J. Hyslop 53
Greg Johnson 52
Bill Meyer 52
Jocelyne Bastille 50
Eunice V. Fisher 50
Steve and Sarah Zolock 48
Klaus Jentsch 47
Hajime Sugita 47
Wm Zumbar 47
Pauline Banyai 46
Gerardus Heemskerk 44
Russ O'Harra 44
British Hosta & Hemerocallis Society 43
Hugo Philips 40
Kenji Watanabe 40
Frank Nyikos 39
Virginia and Brian Skaggs 39
Chick Wasitis 39
Ron Snyder 38
Dr. Jim Wilkins 38
Bill Janssen 37
Bill Silvers 37
Bob Balitewicz 36
Clarence Owens 36
Steve Schulte 36
Lucille Simpers 36
Alttara Scheer 34
Kent Terpening 34
Robert Hackbarth 33
Species from Japan 32
Arthur Wrede 32
Roy Herold 31
Olga Petryszyn 30
David Stone 30
Ursula Syre-Herz 30
Sandra Bond 29
Frances Williams 29
Dr. Fumio Maekawa 28
Dennis Savory 28
Steve Moldovan 27
W. George Schmid 27
Florence Shaw 27
Marsha Axmear Erb 26
Fritz Köhlein 26
Charles Seaver 26
Ken Ziarek 26
Ken Anderson 25
Dr. Lloyd (Gil) Jones 25
Rod Lysne 25
Naylor Creek Nursery 22
Shady Oaks Nursery 22
Bev and Dave Stegeman 22
Dirk Dupré 21
Butch Graves 21
Jim Hawes 21
Nancy Krul 21
Les Jardins Osiris 21
Loleta Powell 21
Marge Soules 21
Ronny van Keer 21
Monty and Julie Carlson 20
Trudy Van Wyke 20
Clyde Crockett 19
Don Rawson 19
Gary Trucks 19
Roger and Ann Bowden 18
Piet de Rooij 18
Jim Husemann 18
Roy Klehm 18
Tom Schmid 18
Bevie Schmidt 18
Viktoria Serafin 18
Ron Simmering 18
Rob Sneyers 18
Josh Stadden 18
Ray Stephens 18
John Van Ostrand 18
Belle Gardens 17
Carol Brashear 17
Kirk Brill 17
Jim and Meg Dalton 17
Jim Dishon 17
Hideko Gowen 17
Jere Houseworth 17
Gus Krossa 17
Rick Sawyer 17
Richard and Mary Ford 16
Jan Hurup Hansen 16
Dr. Leonard Jones 16
John Kulpa 16
Ed McHugh 16
Chris Wilson 16
Anne Arett 15
Bate Aukema 15
Bob Axmear 15
Kathie Sisson 15
Patsy Stygall 15
Tompkins, Cynthia 15
Herbert A. Zager 15
Amanda Blake 14
Clarence Falstad, III 14
Peter Cross 13
Diana Grenfell 13
Dr. Nils Hylander 13
Maria Plater-Zyberk 13
Henry Weissenberger 13
Emile and Jane Deckert 12
Dr. Ullrich Fischer 12
Dr Noboru Fujita 12
Green Mountain Hosta 12
Calvin Helsley 12
Dr. Shuichi Hirao 12
Gladys Holly 12
Denis Rouillier 12
Dave Chopko 11
Robyn Duback 11
Volker Eschenbach 11
Karel Hensen 11
John O'Brien 11
Josef Becherer 10
Patrick Butaye 10
Larry Englerth 10
Handy Hatfield 10
Thomas Jolliffe 10
Owen and Sue Purvis 10
Van Sellers 10
Gunther Stark 10
Stan Tylinski 10

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