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New hostas come about as the result of asexual changes in the genetics of a plant called sports or through sexual reproduction (seeds) involving human manipulation (hyrbridizing) or through random action of bees in the garden. Either way, the resulting plants share the DNA and physical traits of the parent plants which can be of interest to Hostaphiles. These plants are the ancestors or "Background" hostas for each cultivar.

Listed on these 2021 index pages are the over 13,700 hosta names in the Hosta Helper Database. For each of the names, we have tried to gather information on 10 categories related to a particular cultivar or species. These include its use as a pod parent, pollen parent or sport parent. The genetic background of the plant is included where known. Plants that are considered the "Same As" or are similar looking or which have similar sounding names have been added. Siblings which came from the same hybridizing cross or from a single batch of tissue culture sports are noted.

Also included may be certain "type" plants. For instance, many hostas are said to be Tardiana-like or a H. 'Sieboldiana' -type although their precise genetic background is not known.

 Note: This list includes hostas in our database and may not include ALL hostas that might fit this category.
- Indicates cultivars or species which include multiple pages with more detailed information about their background.
  1. '2011-24-03'
  2. '2011-4-04'
  3. '24 Carat Gold'
  4. 'T44-01'
  5. 'T44-02'
  6. 'T Dawg'
  7. 'T Rex'
  8. 'Table Six'
  9. 'Tachi Gibōshi'
  10. 'Tacho Chips'
  11. 'Tadohae-bibich'u'
  12. 'Taffeta'
  13. 'Tagi'
  14. 'Taika Oba'
  15. 'Taikan'
  16. 'Tailored Girl'
  17. 'Taisei'
  18. 'Taisetsu'
  19. 'Taisi-no-sakazuki'
  20. 'Taiwan'
  21. 'Taj Mahal'
  22. H. takahashii
  23. 'Takao-no-matsu Iwa'
  24. 'Take Me Home'
  25. 'Take Six'
  26. 'Take the Green Path'
  27. 'Taki Gibōshi'
  28. H. takiensis
  29. 'Talcott Mountain'
  30. 'Talking Point'
  31. 'Tall Black'
  32. 'Tall Boy'
  33. 'Tall Dark and Handsome'
  34. 'Tall Paul'
  35. 'Tall Twister'
  36. 'Talladega'
  37. 'Tama-no-Kanzashi'
  38. 'Tama-no-Yuki'
  39. 'Tamaryu Iwa'
  40. 'Tambourine'
  41. 'Tamiami Blue'
  42. 'Tan Xian'
  43. 'Tanayama Nishiki'
  44. 'Tanayamanishi'
  45. 'Tanbasan Nishiki'
  46. 'Tangerine'
  47. 'Tangerine Tango'
  48. 'Tango'
  49. 'Tango Twist'
  50. 'Tappan Zee'
  51. 'Tara'
  52. 'Tarantella'
  53.  Tardiana Group
  54. 'Tardiana Fumiko'
  55. 'Tardiflora'
  56. 'Tardiflora Gold Streak'
  57. 'Tardiflora Golden'
  58. 'Tardiflora Honey Glaze'
  59. 'Tardiflora Hybrida'
  60. 'Tardiflora Kinakafu'
  61. H. tardiflora minor
  62. 'Tardiflora Twisted'
  63. H. tardiva
  64. 'Tardiva Aureo Striata'
  65. 'Tardiva Variegata'
  66. 'Tarheel Blue'
  67. 'Tarnished'
  68. 'Tartan'
  69. 'Tarzan'
  70. 'Tasagare Tokudama'
  71. 'Tasce'
  72. 'Tässchen'
  73. 'Tassels'
  74. 'Tatsumaki'
  75. 'Tatted Lace'
  76. 'Tatting Fern'
  77. 'Tattle Tails'
  78. 'Tattletail Gray'
  79. 'Tattoo'
  80. 'Taunton'
  81. 'Taurus'
  82. 'Tawny'
  83. 'Tea and Crumpets'
  84. 'Tea at Bettys'
  85. 'Tea Biscuit'
  86. 'Tea Ceremony'
  87. 'Tea Dance'
  88. 'Tea Party'
  89. 'Teacher's Pet'
  90. 'Teacher's Pride'
  91. 'Tear Drop of the Sun'
  92. 'Tears in Heaven'
  93. 'Tears of Joy'
  94. 'Teaspoon'
  95. 'Teatime'
  96. 'Technicolor'
  97. 'Tecumseh'
  98. 'Ted's Friend'
  99. 'Teddy Bear' (Falstad)
  100. 'Teddy Bear' (Unknown)
  101. 'Teen Archer'
  102. 'Teeny-bopper'
  103. 'Teeny-weeny Bikini'
  104. 'Teeth of the Sea'
  105. 'Teltow Fifty Pence'
  106. 'Teltow Gay Honey Moon'
  107. 'Teltow Lance Black'
  108. 'Teltow Lemon Fountain'
  109. 'Teltow Olive Kentia'
  110. 'Teltow The Stork'
  111. 'Teltow Yellow Explosion'
  112. 'Teltow Yellow Orphan'
  113. 'Telly's Treasure'
  114. 'Temperature Rising'
  115. 'Templar Gold'
  116. 'Temple Bells'
  117. 'Temple Great'
  118. 'Temple of Heaven'
  119. 'Temple of Karnak'
  120. 'Temptation'
  121. 'Temptress'
  122. 'Ten'
  123. 'Ten Karat Gold'
  124. 'Tenishi-no-hikari Iwa'
  125. 'Tennessee Grady'
  126. 'Tennessee Waltz'
  127. 'Tenny Up'
  128. 'Tenryu'
  129. 'Tenryu Nishiki'
  130. 'Tentacles'
  131. 'Tenyro'
  132. 'Tequilla Sunrise'
  133. 'Terminator'
  134. 'Tepid'
  135. 'Terpsichore'
  136. 'Terra Marie'
  137. 'Terre des Hommes'
  138. 'Terre Haute'
  139. 'Terra Marie'
  140. 'Terry'
  141. 'Terry witha Y'
  142. 'Terry Wogan'
  143. 'Terry's Goldilocks'
  144. 'Tess Hoop'
  145. 'Tet-A-Poo' (Aden)
  146. 'Tet-A-Poo' (Hostapedia)
  147. 'Tet-A-Poo' (Powell)
  148. 'Teton'
  149. 'Tetra'
  150. "TF-2-X-30"
  151. 'Thai Brass'
  152. 'Thank You'
  153. 'Thanksgiving'
  154. 'The Ambassador'
  155. 'The Appalachians'
  156. 'The Big Easy'
  157. 'The Big Five-oh'
  158. 'The Big Food'
  159. 'The Black Cat'
  160. 'The Bottom Line'
  161. 'The British Are Coming'
  162. 'The Brothers Karamazov'
  163. 'The Cemetery One'
  164. 'The Children's Hour'
  165. 'The Devil's Edge'
  166. 'The Diplomat'
  167. 'The Dream'
  168. 'The Duchess Dorothy'
  169. 'The Emerald Kris'
  170. 'The Enemy'
  171. 'The Enforcer'
  172. 'The Fonz'
  173. 'The Freak'
  174. 'The Gambler'
  175. 'The Gathering'
  176. 'The General'
  177. 'The Giant of Holland'
  178. 'The Godfather'
  179. 'The Graveyard One'
  180. 'The Green Acres'
  181. 'The Green Hornet'
  182. 'The Heritage'
  183. 'The High Life'
  184. 'The Holy Trinity'
  185. 'The Horseshoe'
  186. 'The Hulk'
  187. 'The King'
  188. 'The Leading Edge'
  189. 'The Lost Fingers'
  190. 'The Mamas and the Papas'
  191. 'The Merry Men'
  192. 'The Mighty Koo Yai'
  193. 'The Mighty Quinn'
  194. 'The Minnesota Mafia'
  195. 'The Next Generation'
  196. 'The Partridge Family'
  197. 'The Perfect Storm'
  198. 'The Pit and the Pendulum'
  199. 'The Postman'
  200. 'The Queen'
  201. 'The Razor's Edge'
  202. 'The Right One'
  203. 'The Right Stuff'
  1. 'The Sequel'
  2. 'The Shining'
  3. 'The Shire'
  4. 'The Sleeper'
  5. 'The Stand'
  6. 'The Stone Horse'
  7. 'The Sun'
  8. 'The Sun King'
  9. 'The Sweetest Thing'
  10. 'The Teeth of the Sea'
  11. 'The Trophy Wife'
  12. 'The Twister'
  13. 'The Wedding Anniversary'
  14. 'The Wall'
  15. 'The White Star'
  16. 'The Wind Blew'
  17. 'Thea'
  18. 'Thelma M. Pierson'
  19. 'Thelma Rudolph'
  20. 'Thelonius'
  21. 'Them Golden Slippers'
  22. 'Then'
  23. 'Theodore Roosevelt'
  24. 'Theo's Blue'
  25. 'Theo's Green'
  26. 'Theo's Red'
  27. 'These Colors Don't Run'
  28. 'Think'
  29. 'Thomas Hogg'
  30. 'Thomas Jefferson'
  31. 'Thor'
  32. 'Three Coins'
  33. 'Three Ring Circus'
  34. 'Three Sisters'
  35. 'Thriller'
  36. 'Thrills and Frills'
  37. 'Thumbelina'
  38. 'Thumb Nail'
  39. 'Thumbs Up'
  40. 'Thunbergiana'
  41. 'Thunderbolt'
  42. 'Thunder Boomer'
  43. 'Thunder Clouds'
  44. 'Thunderstorm'
  45. 'Thy Kingdom Come'
  46. H. tibae
  47. 'Tic Tac'
  48. 'Tick Tock'
  49. 'Ticker Tape'
  50. 'Tickle Me Pink'
  51. 'Tidal Pool'
  52. 'Tidal Wave'
  53. 'Tiddlywinks'
  54. 'Tidewater'
  55. 'Tiffany Tune'
  56. 'Tiffany Twirl'
  57. 'Tiffiney's Darth Vader'
  58. 'Tiffiney's Godzilla'
  59. 'Tiffiney's Gold Digger'
  60. 'Tiger Print'
  61. 'Tigger'
  62. 'Tight Squeeze'
  63. 'Tijuana Brass'
  64. 'Tijuana Taxi'
  65. 'Tiki Torch'
  66. 'Tillamook Sharp'
  67. 'Tillamoon Sharp'
  68. 'Tilt-A-Whirl'
  69. 'Tim and Clare'
  70. 'Timber Blaze'
  71. 'Time in a Bottle'
  72. 'Time Traverler'
  73. 'Time Tunnel'
  74. 'Time Warp'
  75. 'Timeless Beauty'
  76. 'Timeless Treasure'
  77. 'Timm's Hill'
  78. 'Timothy'
  79. 'Timothy C. Morgan'
  80. 'Timothy J. Wright'
  81. 'Tin Knocker'
  82. 'Tinker Bell'
  83. 'Tinker Blue'
  84. 'Tinkle'
  85. 'Tiny Alice'
  86. 'Tiny Bubbles'
  87. 'Tiny Dancer'
  88. 'Tiny Gems'
  89. 'Tiny Snowflakes'
  90. 'Tiny Tears'
  91. 'Tiny Temple Chimes'
  92. 'Tiny Tim'
  93. 'Tiny Tot'
  94. 'Tiny Twister'
  95. 'Tiny Wiggles'
  96. 'Tips Up'
  97. 'Tisch'
  98. 'Tisch Blue'
  99. 'Tisch No. 3-4'
  100. 'Titanic'
  101. 'Titanium'
  102. 'Titillation'
  103. 'T N T'
  104. 'To Dye For'
  105. 'To Gibōshi'
  106. 'To the Point'
  107. 'Toasted Cheese'
  108. 'Tobacco Road'
  109. 'Tochi Ogan Iwa'
  110. 'Tochinga'
  111. 'Token'
  112. 'Tokiwa Shisen'
  113. 'Tokudama'
  114. 'Tokudama Akebono'
  115. 'Tokudama American Green'
  116. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'
  117. 'Tokudama Bingo'
  118. 'Tokudama Boots and Saddles'
  119. 'Tokudama Carder'
  120. 'Tokudama Fantail'
  121. 'Tokudama Flavocircinalis'
  122. 'Tokudama Flavoplanata'
  123. 'Tokudama Gilt Edge'
  124. 'Tokudama Gold Bullion'
  125. 'Tokudama Golden Medallion'
  126. 'Tokudama Gosan'
  127. 'Tokudama Gyakufu'
  128. 'Tokudama Hime'
  129. 'Tokudama Kinki'
  130. 'Tokudama Murasaki'
  131. 'Tokudama Ogon Hime'
  132. 'Tokudama Ogon Himechirifu'
  133. 'Tokudama Sun Splash'
  134. 'Tokudama Tetraploid'
  135. 'Tokudama Wayside'
  136. 'Tokudama Zager'
  137. 'Tokushima Aiyagawa'
  138. 'Tokushima Niyagawa Sudare'
  139. 'Tokyo Smog'
  140. 'Tokyo Spring'
  141. 'Toltec Idol'
  142. 'Tom Boy'
  143. 'Tom Cat'
  144. 'Tom Gannon'
  145. 'Tom Rex'
  146. 'Tom Schmid'
  147. 'Tom Terrific'
  148. 'Tom Thumb'
  149. 'Tom Thumb Felix'
  150. 'Tom's Baby'
  151. 'Tom's Dream'
  152. 'Tomahawk'
  153. 'Tomcat'
  154. 'Tomo Yuki'
  155. 'Tomoko'
  156. 'Tompkins Gilt Edge'
  157. 'TON-kah toh'
  158. 'Tongue Lashing'
  159. 'Tongue of Flame'
  160. 'Tongue of Flavor'
  161. 'Tongue Twister'
  162. 'Tonoko Tachi'
  163. 'Tonoka Tachi Gibōshi'
  164. 'Tonto'
  165. 'Too Darn Hot'
  166. 'Tootie Mae'
  167. 'Toots'
  168. 'Top Banana'
  169. 'Top Brass'
  170. 'Top Cat'
  171. 'Top Dog'
  172. 'Top Hat and Tails'
  173. 'Top Number'
  174. 'Top of Mount Fuji'
  175. 'Top of the Mornin'
  176. 'Topaz' (Summers)
  177. 'Topaz' (Greg Johnson)
  178. 'Topaz Tiara'
  179. 'Topo Gigio'
  180. 'Topscore'
  181. 'Topsy-turvy'
  182. 'Tora'
  183. 'Torchlight'
  184. 'Torchlight Supreme'
  185. 'Torchlight Variegated'
  186. 'Torchy'
  187. 'Tornado'
  188. 'Tornado Glenn'
  189. H. tortifrons
  190. 'Tortifrons'
  191. 'Tortilla Chip'
  192. 'Tosana'
  193. 'Tosayama'
  194. 'Tosca's Harbor View'
  195. 'Tossed Salad'
  196. 'Tot Tot'
  197. 'Total Eclipse'
  198. 'Total Justice'
  199. 'Totally Awe Some'
  200. 'Totally Awe Sum'
  201. 'Totally Awesome'
  202. 'Totally Twisted'
  203. 'Totally Wacky'
  1. 'Toto'
  2. 'Touch of Class'
  3. 'Touch of Flame'
  4. 'Touch of Frost'
  5. 'Touch of Green'
  6. 'Touch the Sky'
  7. 'Touchdown'
  8. 'Touché'
  9. 'Touchstone'
  10. 'Tough Hombre'
  11. 'Tough Howard'
  12. 'Tour de Pise'
  13. 'Tour Eiffel'
  14. 'Tousled Hair'
  15. 'Toutatis'
  16. 'Tower of London'
  17. 'Tower of Pisa'
  18. 'Tower of Power'
  19. 'Towering Inferno Remembered'
  20. 'Toy Soldier'
  21. 'Toyo-no-omoide'
  22. 'Tracy's Emerald Cup'
  23. 'Trade Wind'
  24. 'Trafalgar Square'
  25. 'Traffic Jam'
  26. 'Trail of Tears'
  27. 'Trailblazer'
  28. 'Trail's End'
  29. 'Tranquility'
  30. 'Tranquility Inuendo'
  31. 'Transformation'
  32. 'Transformer'
  33. 'Transiens'
  34. 'Transitions'
  35. 'Transvest'
  36. 'Traveler'
  37. 'Travelin' Man'
  38. 'Treasure'
  39. 'Treasure Hunt'
  40. 'Treasure Island'
  41. 'Treasure Trove'
  42. 'Tremont Afterglow'
  43. 'Tremont Atomic Dragon'
  44. 'Tremont Atomic Needle'
  45. 'Tremont Artisan'
  46. 'Tremont Back to Yellow'
  47. 'Tremont Blue Flare'
  48. 'Tremont Blue Magic'
  49. 'Tremont Cardiac'
  50. 'Tremont Diadem'
  51. 'Tremont Ebony Angel'
  52. 'Tremont Erubescence'
  53. 'Tremont Folded'
  54. 'Tremont Frosted Flakes'
  55. 'Tremont Frosted Greenie'
  56. 'Tremont Keynote'
  57. 'Tremont Mainstay'
  58. 'Tremont Mirage'
  59. 'Tremont Portal'
  60. 'Tremont Prehensile'
  61. 'Tremont Radiant Light'
  62. 'Tremont Red Hacksaw'
  63. 'Tremont Red Rover'
  64. 'Tremont Sho Girl'
  65. 'Tremont Slippery When Wet'
  66. 'Tremont Something Dreamy'
  67. 'Tremont Spice'
  68. 'Tremont Super Blue'
  69. 'Tremont Uplifted Heart'
  70. 'Tremont Upright Gold'
  71. 'Tremont Whappa'
  72. 'Tremont Yellow Glory'
  73. 'Tremont Yellow Pebbles'
  74. 'Tremors'
  75. 'Trendsetter'
  76. 'Tres Vert'
  77. 'Triangulation'
  78. 'Triceratops'
  79. 'Trifecta'
  80. 'Triggerfinger'
  81. 'Trill'
  82. 'Trilogy'
  83. 'Triple Double'
  84. 'Triple Quartet'
  85. 'Triple Ripple'
  86. 'Triplex'
  87. 'Trisha's Sunny Paradise'
  88. 'Tristesse'
  89. 'Triumph'
  90. 'Triumph Tower'
  91. 'Triumphant'
  92. 'Trixi'
  93. 'Trollfest'
  94. 'Tropic Sunset'
  95. 'Tropic Thunder'
  96. 'Tropical Center'
  97. 'Tropical Dancer'
  98. 'Tropical Highland'
  99. 'Tropical Storm'
  100. 'Tropical Sunrise'
  101. 'Tropical Thunder'
  102. 'Tropicana'
  103. 'Troubled Waters'
  104. 'Trouvaille'
  105. 'Trudy's Angel'
  106. 'True Blue'
  107. 'True Friends'
  108. 'True Heart'
  109. 'True Love'
  110. 'True North'
  111. 'True Treasure'
  112. 'Trumpet'
  113. 'Tsubomi Gibōshi'
  114. 'Tsugaru Komachi'
  115. 'Tsugaru Komachi Fukurin'
  116. 'Tsugaru Nishiki'
  117. 'Tsugaru Otome'
  118. 'Tsuma Tajima'
  119. 'Tsunotori Fukurin Oba'
  120. 'Tsurugi Gibōshi'
  121. 'Tsurugi-no-mai'
  122. 'Tsushima Gibōshi'
  123.  H. tsushimensis
  124. 'Tubelight'
  125. 'Tucker Blues'
  126. 'Tucker Charm'
  127. 'Tucker Friendly'
  128. 'Tucker Friendly Folk'
  129. 'Tucker Irish Heart'
  130. 'Tucker Junction'
  131. 'Tucker Pucker'
  132. 'Tucker Tigers'
  133. 'Tucker Tiny Tot'
  134. 'Tucker Tommy Little'
  135. 'Tucker Top Cat'
  136. 'Tucker Valentine'
  137. 'Tucker Wave'
  138. 'Tucker Welcome'
  139. 'Tuff Howard'
  140. 'Tuffet'
  141. 'Tugaro Komanchi'
  142. 'Tugaux'
  143. 'Tunisian Dream'
  144. 'Tupelo Honey'
  145. 'Turbo Blue'
  146. 'Turbulent Seas'
  147. 'Turkish Delight'
  148. 'Turnabout'
  149. 'Turner Junction'
  150. 'Turning Point'
  151. 'Turtle Dove'
  152. 'Turtledove'
  153. 'Tuscarora'
  154. H. tusushimensis
  155. 'Tut Tut'
  156. 'Tutti-fruiti'
  157. 'Tutu'
  158. 'Tuxedo'
  159. 'Tweeny'
  160. 'Tweeter'
  161. 'Tweety Bird'
  162. 'Tweetypie'
  163. 'Twenty-four Carat Gold'
  164. 'Twice as Mice'
  165. 'Twice as Nice'
  166. 'Twiggie'
  167. 'Twilight'
  168. 'Twilight Time'
  169. 'Twilight Zone'
  170. 'Twin Cities'
  171. 'Twinkle Little Star'
  172. 'Twinkle Toes'
  173. 'Twinkles'
  174. TWINKLES
  175. 'Twirlatini'
  176. 'Twist and Flip'
  177. 'Twist and Shout'
  178. 'Twist of Dwarf'
  179. 'Twist of Fate'
  180. 'Twist of Green'
  181. 'Twist of Lime'
  182. 'Twist Tie'
  183. 'Twisted Dragon'
  184. 'Twisted Hearts'
  185. 'Twisted Leaf'
  186. 'Twisted Lizzard'
  187. 'Twisted Sister'
  188. 'Twister'
  189. 'Twisting the Night Away'
  190. 'Twitter'
  191. 'Twizzler'
  192. 'Two by Four'
  193. 'Two if by Sea'
  194. 'Two Ladies'
  195. 'Two Step'
  196. 'Two Thumbs Up'
  197. 'Two Tone'
  198. 'Tyche'
  199. 'Tyche of Antioch'
  200. 'Tycoon'
  201. 'Tyendinaga'
  202. 'Tyendinata'
  203. 'Tyler John'
  204. 'Tyler's Treasure'
  205. 'Typhoon'
  206. 'Tyrannosuarus'
  207. 'Tyre'


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