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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 with 10 or more data entries. They include extra pages which divide the large data sets into smaller, more easily analyzed listings.

  1. 'Wagner's Petite'
  2. 'Wagon Wheels'
  3. 'Wagtail'
  4. 'Wahoo'
  5. 'Wahoo Rim'
  6. 'Waikanai'
  7. 'Waiting in Vein'
  8. 'Waldbillig'
  9. 'Walden'
  10. 'Walden Green'
  11. 'Waldläufer'
  12. 'Waldo'
  13. 'Walking on Sunshine' (Scheer)
  14. 'Walking on Sunshine' (Wols)
  15. 'Wallace No. 31'
  16. 'Wallcott'
  17. 'Wall Street'
  18. 'Walla Walla'
  19. 'Wallstreet Classic'
  20. 'Wally's Bullfrog'
  21. 'Waltzing Matilda'
  22. 'Wanda'
  23. 'Wanda Dove'
  24. 'Waning Moon'
  25. 'War and Peace'
  26. 'War Bonnet'
  27. 'War Eagle'
  28. 'War Hero'
  29. 'War Paint'
  30. 'War Party'
  31. 'War Path'
  32. 'Ward's Delight'
  33. 'Warp Speed'
  34. 'Warrior Princess'
  35. 'Warwick Ballerina'
  36. 'Warwick Choice'
  37. 'Warwick Comet'
  38. 'Warwick Cup'
  39. 'Warwick Curtsey'
  40. 'Warwick Curtsey Supreme'
  41. 'Warwick Delight'
  42. 'Warwick Desire'
  43. 'Warwick Edge'
  44. 'Warwick Essence'
  45. 'Warwick Essence Streaked'
  46. 'Warwick Gold'
  47. 'Warwick Herb Benedict'
  48. 'Warwick Lullabye'
  49. 'Warwick Petite'
  50. 'Warwick Sheen'
  51. 'Warwick Sunrise'
  52. 'Warwick Sunset'
  53. 'Warwick Token'
  54. 'Warwick Wonder'
  55. 'Wasabi'
  56. 'Wasatch Blue Hearts'
  57. 'Wasatch Jade Cups'
  58. 'Washboard'
  59. 'Washington Boulevard'
  60. 'Wassmann's Sport'
  61. 'Wassup'
  62. 'Wasteland'
  63. 'Water Lily'
  64. 'Water Wings'
  65. 'Waterball'
  66. 'Watercolours'
  67. 'Waterford'
  68. 'Watermark'
  69. 'Watermelon Pie'
  70. 'Watermelon Rind'
  71. 'Water's Edge'
  72. 'Waterslide'
  73. 'Waterworks'
  74. 'Watusi'
  75. 'Waukon Glass'
  76. 'Waukon Golden Pond'
  77. 'Waukon Mystery'
  78. 'Waukon Snow'
  79. 'Waukon the Moon'
  80. 'Waukon Thin Ice'
  81. 'Waukon Water'
  82. 'Wave'
  83. 'Wave Play'
  84. 'Wave Runner'
  85. 'Waves of Gold'
  86. 'Waving Blue Banana'
  87. 'Waving Winds'
  88. 'Waving Wuffles'
  89. 'Wavy Edge'
  90. 'Waxed Cream'
  91. 'Waxwing'
  92. 'Wayne'
  93. 'Wayside Blue'
  94. 'Wayside Perfection'
  95. 'Wayward Wind'
  96. 'We Back the Badge'
  97. 'Website'
  98. 'Wedding Anniversary'
  99. 'Wedding Band'
  100. 'Wedding Belle Blues'
  101. 'Wedding Night'
  102. 'Wedding Party'
  103. 'Wedgwood'
  104. 'Wedgwood Gold'
  105. 'Wedgewood Blue'
  106. 'Wee'
  107. 'Wee Bee'
  108. 'Wee Fall'
  109. 'Wee One'
  110. 'Wee Willy'
  111. 'Weihenstephan'
  112. 'Weird'
  113. 'Weisse Glocke'
  114. 'Weissrandfunkie'
  115. 'Well Shaked'
  116. 'Wellblattfunkie'
  117. 'Wellenspiel'
  118. 'Wellfleet Harbor'
  119. 'Wendy Blew'
  120. 'Wendy's Yellow'
  121. 'Weser'
  122. 'West Point'
  123. 'West Point Hanky'
  124. 'Weston'
  125. 'Westward Ho'
  126. 'Wet Crocodile'
  127. 'Wet Felted'
  128. 'Wet Umbrellas'
  129. 'Wetol'
  130. 'Whale Watcher'
  131. 'Whappa'
  132. 'What D'ye Buy'
  133. 'Whatcha Think'
  134. 'What's That'
  135. 'What's Up Doc'
  136. 'Whatever'
  137. 'Wheaton Blue'
  138. 'Wheaton Thunder'
  139. 'Wheee'
  140. 'Wheee!'
  141. 'Wheel of Fortune' (Bastille)
  142. 'Wheel of Fortune' (Housworth)
  143. 'When I Dream' (Hans Hansen)
  144. 'When I Dream' (Rawson)
  145. 'Whimsey'
  146. 'Whining Wyatt'
  147. 'Whipped Cream'
  148. 'Whippet'
  1. 'Whippersnapper'
  2. 'Whippoorwill'
  3. 'Whirl Blast'
  4. 'Whirlaway'
  5. 'Whirligig'
  6. 'Whirling Dervish'
  7. 'Whirlwind'
  8. 'Whirlwind Flame'
  9. 'Whirlwind Romance'
  10. 'Whirlwind Streak'
  11. 'Whirlwind Tour'
  12. 'Whirly Pop'
  13. 'Whirlybird'
  14. 'Whirly Everlasting'
  15. 'Whiskers'
  16. 'Whiskey Sour'
  17. 'Whispering Hope'
  18. 'Whispering Leaves'
  19. 'White Angel'
  20. 'White Angel Streaked'
  21. 'White Angel Supreme'
  22. "White Back", H. gracillima
  23. "White Back", H. kikuttii
  24. 'White Band'
  25. 'White Beauty'
  26. 'White Bell'
  27. 'White Bikini'
  28. 'White Border'
  29. 'White Butterflies'
  30. 'White Cap'
  31. 'White Caps'
  32. 'White Cat'
  33. 'White Ceiling'
  34. 'White Chapel Bells'
  35. 'White Charger'
  36. 'White Christmas'
  37. 'White Cloud'
  38. 'White Clown'
  39. 'White Colossus'
  40. 'White Diamond'
  41. 'White Dove'
  42. 'White Edge'
  43. 'White Edged Sharmon'
  44. 'White Edger'
  45. 'White Elephant'
  46. 'White Fairy'
  47. 'White Feather'
  48. 'White Frost'
  49. 'White Goddess'
  50. 'White Gold'
  51. 'White Gold Standard'
  52. 'White Heron'
  53. 'White Hot'
  54. 'White House'
  55. 'White In August'
  56. 'White Jewel'
  57. 'White Knight'
  58. 'White Lightning'
  59. 'White Lights'
  60. 'White Line Fever'
  61. 'White Linen'
  62. 'White Magic'
  63. "White Margin"
  64. 'White Mule'
  65. 'White Necklace'
  66. 'White Nose'
  67. 'White On'
  68. 'White Plains'
  69. 'White Princess'
  70. 'White Quivers'
  71. 'White Ray'
  72. 'White Sails'
  73. 'White September'
  74. 'White Shoulders'
  75. 'White Spring'
  76. 'White Sprite'
  77. 'White Standard'
  78. 'White Star'
  79. 'White Surprise'
  80. 'White Swan'
  81. 'White Tachi'
  82. 'White Tie Affair'
  83. 'White Triumphator'
  84. 'White Trouble'
  85. 'White Trumpets'
  86. 'White Undies' (Brashear)
  87. 'White Undies' (Kulpa)
  88. 'White Vision'
  89. 'White Wall Tire'
  90. 'White Wedding'
  91. 'White Witch'
  92. 'Whitefish Dunes'
  93. 'Whitewater'
  94. 'Whitman's Pond'
  95. 'Whitmer LR7P1'
  96. 'Whitney's Firefly'
  97. 'Whiz'
  98. 'Whizzer'
  99. 'Who Dat'
  100. 'Whoopee'
  101. 'Whopper'
  102. 'Who's Your Daddy'
  103. 'Whybblue'
  104. 'Wicked Bad'
  105. 'Wicked Brain Freeze'
  106. 'Wicked Fun'
  107. 'Wicked Good'
  108. 'Wicked Marvel'
  109. 'Wicked Mom'
  110. 'Wicked Rainbow'
  111. 'Wicked Treasure'
  112. 'Wide Border'
  113. 'Wide Brim'
  114. 'Wide Brim Badsey'
  115. 'Wide Brim Variegated'
  116. 'Wide Cream Green'
  117. 'Wide Receiver'
  118. 'WiFi'
  119. 'Wiggle Wart'
  120. 'Wiggle Worms'
  121. 'Wiggles and Squiggles'
  122. 'Wiggy Banana'
  123. 'Wild Bill'
  124. 'Wild Blue Yonder'
  125. 'Wild Card'
  126. 'Wild Child'
  127. 'Wild Imagination'
  128. 'Wild Nights'
  129. 'Wild One'
  130. 'Wild River Gold'
  131. 'Wild Strawberries'
  132. 'Wild Thing' (Terpening)
  133. 'Wild Thing' (Ward)
  134. 'Wild Walt'
  135. 'Wild Wind'
  136. 'Wild World of Sportsman'
  137. 'Wildcat Mountain'
  138. 'Wilde Belle'
  139. 'Wilderness Ridge'
  140. 'Wildest Dreams'
  141. 'Wildfire'
  142. 'Willy Vanilly'
  143. 'Will of Fortune'
  144. 'William Bedard'
  145. 'William Henry Harrison'
  146. 'William Lachman'
  147. 'William's Edge'
  148. 'Williamette'
  1. 'Willimantic'
  2. 'Willow'
  3. 'Willy Nilly'
  4. 'Willy Vanilly'
  5. 'Wilma Coney'
  6. 'Wilson'
  7. 'Wilson Lake'
  8. 'Wily Coyote'
  9. 'Wily Willy'
  10. 'Winchester'
  11. 'Wind beneath My Wings'
  12. 'Wind Blew'
  13. 'Wind Blu'
  14. 'Wind River Gold'
  15. 'Windfall'
  16. 'Winds of Change'
  17. 'Windsor Gold'
  18. 'Winfield Blue'
  19. 'Winfield Gold'
  20. 'Winfield Mist'
  21. 'Winfield White'
  22. 'Wings of a Prayer'
  23. 'Wings of Angels'
  24. 'Wings of Faith'
  25. 'Wings to Fly'
  26. 'Winkum'
  27. 'Winnebago'
  28. 'Winnebago Purple Punch'
  29. 'Winnebago Raven'
  30. 'Winner's Circle'
  31. 'Winning Colors'
  32. 'Winning Edge'
  33. 'Winsome'
  34. 'Winsome Blue'
  35. 'Winter Bouquet'
  36. 'Winter Frost'
  37. 'Winter Green'
  38. 'Winter Lightning'
  39. 'Winter Memories'
  40. 'Winter Snow'
  41. 'Winter Snow Streaked'
  42. 'Winter Storm'
  43. 'Winter Vision'
  44. 'Winter Warrior'
  45. 'Winter's Dawn'
  46. 'Winter's Edge'
  47. 'Winterberry Farm'
  48. 'Wintergreen'
  49. 'Wisconsin Midnight'
  50. 'Wisconsin Red'
  51. 'Wire Wheels'
  52. 'Wishing Well'
  53. 'Wisley No. 821047'
  54. 'Wisley No. 821360'
  55. 'Wisley No. 821362'
  56. 'Wisley No. 821363'
  57. 'Wisley No. 821365'
  58. 'Wisley No. 821368'
  59. 'Wisley No. 821370'
  60. 'Wisley No. 821373'
  61. 'Wisley No. 821374'
  62. 'Wisley No. 821401'
  63. 'Wisley No. 821402'
  64. 'Wisley No. 821403'
  65. 'Wisley No. 821404'
  66. 'Wisley No. 821405'
  67. 'Wisley No. 821406'
  68. 'Wisley No. 821407'
  69. 'Wisley No. 821408'
  70. 'Wisley No. 821409'
  71. 'Wisley No. 821414'
  72. 'Wisley No. 821417'
  73. 'Wisley No. 821422'
  74. 'Wisley No. 821424'
  75. 'Wisley No. 821427'
  76. 'Wisley No. 821432'
  77. 'Wisley No. 821434'
  78. 'Wisley No. 821436'
  79. 'Wisley No. 821437'
  80. 'Wisley No. 821453'
  81. 'Wisley No. 821458'
  82. 'Wisley No. 821459'
  83. 'Wisley No. 821476'
  84. 'Witchcraft'
  85. 'Witches'Brew'
  86. 'Witching Hour'
  87. 'Witten Lodge'
  88. 'Wizard'
  89. 'Wizard of Ahs'
  90. 'Wizard's Illusion'
  91. 'Wizard's Turbin'
  92. 'Woad Courts'
  93. 'Woge'
  94. 'Wogon'
  95. 'Wogon Gold'
  96. 'Wogon's Boy'
  97. 'Wok Star'
  98. 'Wolcott'
  99. 'Wolcott's Dream'
  100. 'Wolf'
  101. 'Wolverine'
  102. 'Wonder Woman'
  103. 'Wonderful'
  104. 'Wonderful Day'
  105. 'Wonderful Life'
  106. 'Wonderland'
  107. 'Wood Monster'
  108. 'Wooden Nickel'
  109. 'Woodland Blue'
  110. 'Woodland Elf'
  111. 'Woodland Green'
  112. 'Woodland Lime'
  113. 'Woodstream Ivy'
  114. 'Wookey Hole'
  115. 'Wookie'
  116. 'Woolly Mammoth'
  117. 'Wooly Bully'
  118. 'Woop Woop'
  119. 'Work of Art'
  120. 'World Class'
  121. 'World Cup'
  122. 'World Peace'
  123. 'Worldly Treasure'
  124. 'Worship the Sun'
  125. 'Worth Watching'
  126. 'Wow'
  127. 'Wowzer'
  128. 'W. P. Milnor'
  129. 'Wrede White and Blue'
  130. 'Wright Falling Water'
  131. 'Wrinkle in Time'
  132. 'Wrinkles and Crinkles'
  133. 'Wrinkly Crinkly'
  134. 'Wu Hoo'
  135. 'Wu-La-La'
  136. 'Wu Ling'
  137. 'Wundebar' (Fransen)
  138. 'Wundebar' (Harrison)
  139. 'Wundergold'
  140. 'Wunv'
  141. 'Wuschel'
  142. 'Wyandot'
  143. 'Wylde Cream Green'
  144. 'Wylde Green Angel'
  145. 'Wylde Green Cream'
  146. 'Wylde William'
  147. 'Wynnway'


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