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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. 'Va Va Va'
  2. 'Va Va Voom'
  3. 'Valedictorian'
  4. 'Valencia'
  5. 'Valentine'
  6. 'Valentine Blue'
  7. 'Valentine Lace'
  8. 'Valerie's Vanity'
  9. 'Valley’s Adonis'
  10. 'Valley's Aroha'
  11. 'Valley's Aroha Streaked'
  12. 'Valley's Big Bang'
  13. 'Valley’s Big Chill'
  14. 'Valley's Big Freeze'
  15. 'Valley's Big Hand'
  16. 'Valley's Big Rip'
  17. 'Valley's Big Snapper'
  18. 'Valley's Big Spender'
  19. 'Valley's Blind River'
  20. 'Valley's Blue Buggle'
  21. 'Valley's Blue Butter Fish'
  22. 'Valley's Blue Chute'
  23. 'Valley's Blue Curacao'
  24. 'Valley's Blue Flush'
  25. 'Valley’s Blue Hope'
  26. 'Valley's Blue Love'
  27. 'Valley's Blue Note'
  28. 'Valley's Blue Nuke'
  29. 'Valley’s Blue Pool'
  30. 'Valley's Blue Print'
  31. 'Valley's Blue Rider'
  32. 'Valley's Blue Spike'
  33. 'Valley’s Blue Spy'
  34. 'Valley’s Blue Stature'
  35. 'Valley's Blue Stitch'
  36. 'Valley's Blue Stuff'
  37. 'Valley’s Blue Tattoo'
  38. 'Valley's Blue Warrior'
  39. 'Valley's Blue Wedding'
  40. 'Valley's Bluegrass'
  41. 'Valley's Bluegrass Streaked'
  42. 'Valley's Blues Talk'
  43. 'Valley's Bluff Stuff'
  44. 'Valley's Boomerang'
  45. Valley's  Bootey'
  46. 'Valley's Bossanova'
  47. 'Valley's Bronze Stature'
  48. 'Valley's Bronze Statuary'
  49. 'Valley's Buggle'
  50. 'Valley’s Bull Ray'
  51. 'Valley's Bull's Eye'
  52. 'Valley's Burning Love'
  53. 'Valley's Cactus Bowl'
  54. 'Valley's Calm after the Storm'
  55. 'Valley's Cathedral'
  56. 'Valley's Catwalk'
  57. 'Valley's Chaperone'
  58. 'Valley's Chute-the-chute'
  59. 'Valley's City Blues'
  60. 'Valley's Cloudbuster'
  61. 'Valley's Cloudbuster Streaked'
  62. 'Valley's Cloudy Bay'
  63. 'Valley's Cool Dude'
  64. 'Valley's Courtisane'
  65. 'Valley's Cover Lady'
  66. 'Valley's Cover Lady Streaked'
  67. 'Valley's Crazy Diamonds'
  68. 'Valley's Curly Lagoon'
  69. 'Valley's Curly Wurly'
  70. 'Valley's Dancing Lady'
  71. 'Valley's Dancing Water'
  72. 'Valley's Dandy'
  73. 'Valley's Dark Horse'
  74. 'Valley's Dish'
  75. 'Valley's Dolce Vita'
  76. 'Valley's Double'
  77. 'Valley's Double Dutch'
  78. 'Valley's Down Town'
  79. 'Valley's Endless Love'
  80. 'Valley's Falling in Love'
  81. 'Valley's Favorite Booze'
  82. 'Valley's Fantastic Boys'
  83. 'Valley's Favorite Muse'
  84. 'Valley's Fine Wine'
  85. 'Valley's First Bite'
  86. 'Valley's First Vintage'
  87. 'Valley's Flatscreen'
  88. 'Valley's Flirt'
  89. 'Valley's Fly Away'
  90. 'Valley's Fly Me to the Moon'
  91. 'Valley's Flying Dutchman'
  92. 'Valley's Focus'
  93. 'Valley's Front Runner'
  94. 'Valley's Frozen Rum'
  95. 'Valley's Funboard'
  96. 'Valley's Future'
  97. 'Valley's Gin Lemon'
  98. 'Valley's Glacier'
  99. 'Valley's Glossy Sidewalk'
  100. 'Valley's Glossy Veins'
  101. 'Valley’s Glossybox'
  102. 'Valley's Golden Bay'
  103. 'Valley's Golden Cave'
  104. 'Valley's Golden Mary'
  105. 'Valley's Golden Mistral'
  106. 'Valley's Goldstriker'
  107. 'Valley’s Grand Dad'
  108. 'Valley's Grand Folks'
  109. 'Valley's Grand Tot'
  110. 'Valley's Green Barracuda'
  111. Valley’s Green Beez
  112. 'Valley's Green Chute'
  113. 'Valley's Green Fizz'
  114. 'Valley's Green Hero'
  115. 'Valley's Greenstone'
  116. 'Valley's Grey Buster'
  117. 'Valley's Guilty Pleasure'
  118. 'Valley's Haka'
  119. 'Valley's Heartbreak Hotel'
  120. 'Valley's High Tech'
  121. 'Valley's High Way'
  122. 'Valley's Himitsu'
  123. 'Valley's Hokey Pokey'
  124. 'Valley's Hot Legs'
  125. 'Valley's Ice Giant'
  126. 'Valley's Iron Lady'
  127. 'Valley's Jailbird'
  128. 'Valley's Karma'
  129. 'Valley's Katafreeze'
  130. 'Valley's Kia Ora'
  131. 'Valley's Kick Inside'
  132. 'Valley’s Kishu'
  1. 'Valley's Kumo'
  2. 'Valley’s Kurawei'
  3. 'Valley’s La Strada'
  4. 'Valley's Lake'
  5. 'Valley’s Lazy Sunday'
  6. 'Valley's Lemon Butterfly'
  7. 'Valley's Lemon Gimlet'
  8. 'Valley's Lemon Ice'
  9. 'Valley's Lemon Limbo'
  10. 'Valley's Lemon Squash'
  11. 'Valley's Lemonhead'
  12. 'Valley's Liquid Gold'
  13. 'Valley's Liquid Green'
  14. 'Valley's Limoncello'
  15. 'Valley's Little Blue Penguin'
  16. 'Valley's Little Stijn'
  17. 'Valley's Lonely Jack'
  18. 'Valley's Long Neck'
  19. 'Valley's Love Birds'
  20. 'Valley’s Love Buzz'
  21. 'Valley's Love Cats'
  22. 'Valley's Love-Game'
  23. 'Valley's Lucky Gambler'
  24. 'Valley's Lucky Lemon'
  25. 'Valley's Magnum'
  26. 'Valley's Mai Tai'
  27. 'Valley's Matador'
  28. 'Valley's Memory Lane'
  29. 'Valley's Midnight Joker'
  30. 'Valley's Misty Corner'
  31. 'Valley's Misty Sky'
  32. 'Valley's Mourning Sun'
  33. 'Valley's Mouse Tail'
  34. 'Valley's Nitty Gritty'
  35. 'Valley's Not for Sale'
  36. 'Valley's One of a Kind'
  37. 'Valley's Open Mind'
  38. 'Valley's Paparazzi'
  39. 'Valley’s Parlay'
  40. 'Valley's Party Fluff'
  41. 'Valley’s Passe Partout'
  42. 'Valley’s Patchwork'
  43. 'Valley's Pavlova'
  44. 'Valley's Peptalk'
  45. 'Valley's Perfect Flow'
  46. 'Valley's Petticoat'
  47. 'Valley's Poker Face'
  48. 'Valley's Poor Boy'
  49. 'Valley’s Purple August'
  50. 'Valley's Purple Dust'
  51. 'Valley's Purple Dwarf'
  52. 'Valley's Purple Gekko'
  53. 'Valley's Purple Hurricane'
  54. 'Valley's Purple Pins'
  55. 'Valley's Purple Rain'
  56. 'Valley's Purple Turtle'
  57. 'Valley's Pycno 101'
  58. 'Valley's Pycno 348'
  59. 'Valley's Ratatouille'
  60. 'Valley's Red Dad'
  61. 'Valley's Red Lion'
  62. 'Valley's Red Raider'
  63. 'Valley's Red Scorpion'
  64. 'Valley's Ritz Fizz'
  65. 'Valley's Rizzle Dizzle'
  66. 'Valley's Roadrunner'
  67. 'Valley's Rodeo'
  68. 'Valley's Royal Affair'
  69. 'Valley's Ruffle Shuffle'
  70. 'Valley's Sakura'
  71. 'Valley’s Salty Crocodile'
  72. 'Valley's Sand Dance'
  73. 'Valley's Secret Cove'
  74. 'Valley's Sherlock Holmes'
  75. 'Valley's Shipwreck's Cover'
  76. 'Valley's Shiraz Blend'
  77. 'Valley's Silky Skirt'
  78. 'Valley's Silver Jet'
  79. 'Valley's Skydiver'
  80. 'Valley's Small Change'
  81. 'Valley's Small Jet'
  82. 'Valley's Small Skipper'
  83. 'Valley's Smoozy Lady'
  84. 'Valley's Soul Flyer'
  85. 'Valley's Soul Sister'
  86. 'Valley's Space Cowboy'
  87. 'Valley's Special Effects'
  88. 'Valley's Spirit in the Sky'
  89. 'Valley's Squash'
  90. 'Valley's Steady State'
  91. 'Valley's Streaked Goose'
  92. 'Valley's Streaked Peptalk'
  93. 'Valley's Sub Four'
  94. 'Valley's Super Tuesday'
  95. 'Valley's Sushi'
  96. 'Valley's Suspicious Mind'
  97. 'Valley's Tainted Love'
  98. 'Valley's Tasuki'
  99. 'Valley's Teen Spirit'
  100. 'Valley's Ticket to Ride'
  101. 'Valley's Tiramisu'
  102. 'Valley's Tonkatsu'
  103. 'Valley's Top'
  104. 'Valley's Toss the Boss'
  105. 'Valley's Traveler'
  106. 'Valley's Triple'
  107. 'Valley's True Colors'
  108. 'Valley's Undressed Wu'
  109. 'Valley's Unicorn'
  110. 'Valley's Up'
  111. 'Valley's Vanilla Blue'
  112. 'Valley's Vanilla Sticks'
  113. 'Valley's Vintage'
  114. 'Valley's Wairere'
  115. 'Valley's Walhalla'
  116. 'Valley's Walkabout'
  117. 'Valley's Walking the Line'
  118. 'Valley's Waterfall'
  119. 'Valley's Wave Ripple'
  120. 'Valley's Welcome Stranger'
  121. 'Valley's Whale Rider'
  122. 'Valley's White Beach'
  123. 'Valley's White Suit'
  124. 'Valley's Whole of the Moon'
  125. 'Valley's Wild Romance'
  126. 'Valley's Wine Label'
  127. 'Valley's Witness'
  128. 'Valley's Wonderland'
  129. 'Valley's Wuthering Heights'
  130. 'Valley's XXXL'
  131. 'Valley's Yellow Bird'
  132. 'Valley's Yellow Fellow'
  1. 'Valley's Yellow Moon'
  2. 'Valley's Yellow Tiffany'
  3. 'Valor'
  4. 'Valyrian Steel'
  5. 'Van and Shirley'
  6. 'Van et Shirley'
  7. 'Van Gogh'
  8. 'Van Wade'
  9. 'Van Wade Blue'
  10. 'Van's Baby'
  11. 'Van's Big Lunker'
  12. 'Vancouver'
  13. 'Vanessa'
  14. 'Vanguard'
  15. 'Vanilla Bean'
  16. 'Vanilla Chip'
  17. 'Vanilla Cream'
  18. 'Vanilla Milkshake'
  19. 'Variable Sum'
  20. 'Variegata Maxima'
  21. 'Variegata', H. kikutii
  22. 'Variegata', H. pulchella
  23. 'Variegata', H. venusta
  24. 'Variegated Glauca'
  25. 'Variegated', H. cathayana
  26. 'Variegated', H. fluctuans
  27. 'Variegated', H. gracillima
  28. 'Variegated', H. koreana
  29. 'Variegated', H. venusta
  30. 'Variegated Miniature Aretini'
  31. "Vaughn 73-2 "
  32. 'Vaughn Variegated Breeder'
  33. 'Veiled Beauty'
  34. 'Vein of Gold'
  35. 'Velociraptor'
  36. 'Velvet Bows'
  37. 'Velvet Glove'
  38. 'Velvet Moon'
  39. 'Velvet Shadows'
  40. 'Velvet Sun' (Goodwin)
  41. 'Velvet Sun' (Unknown)
  42. 'Venessa'
  43. 'Venetian Blue'
  44. 'Venetian Dream'
  45. 'Venetian Lace'
  46. 'Venetian Skies'
  47. 'Venetian Star'
  48. 'Venetian Vase'
  49. H. ventricosa
  50. 'Venucosa'
  51. 'Venus'
  52. 'Venus Star'
  53. H. venusta
  54. 'Vera Valentine'
  55. 'Vera Verde'
  56. 'Vercade's One'
  57. 'Vercade's Two'
  58. 'Verde Fiesta'
  59. 'Verde Valentine'
  60. 'Verdi Valentine'
  61. 'Verkade's One'
  62. 'Verkade's Two'
  63. 'Vermont Frost'
  64. 'Verna Jean'
  65. 'Veronica Lake'
  66. 'Versailles Blue'
  67. 'Very Green'
  68. 'Vesta'
  69. 'Veteran's Memorial'
  70. 'Vicki Aden'
  71. 'Victor'
  72. 'Victoria Falls'
  73. 'Victory'
  74. 'Victory Cup'
  75. 'Victory Lap'
  76. 'Viette Eighteen'
  77. 'Viette's Ghost'
  78. 'Viette's Giant'
  79. 'Viette's Yellow Edge'
  80. "VII"
  81. 'Viking Gold'
  82. 'Viking Ship'
  83. 'Viktoria's Blue Ribbon Baby'
  84. 'Viktoria's Dark Secret'
  85. 'Vilmoriniana'
  86. 'Vim and Vigor'
  87. 'Vina'
  88. 'Vincent Nale'
  89. 'Vinnie'
  90. 'Vinnie's Janet'
  91. 'Viola Serenade'
  92. 'Violet Bells'
  93. 'Violetta'
  94. 'Vipple'
  95. 'Virginia'
  96. 'Virginia Reel'
  97. 'Viridimarginata'
  98. 'Viridian'
  99. 'Viridis'
  100. 'Virgo'
  101. 'Viridis Marginata'
  102. 'Viva Las Vegas'
  103. 'Vivacious'
  104. 'Vivaldi'
  105. 'Vivian'
  106. 'Vivid'
  107. 'Voices in the Wind'
  108. 'Voila'
  109. 'Volcano'
  110. 'Volcano Island'
  111. 'Volleyball'
  112. 'Volleyball Fame'
  113. 'Voluptuous Valerie'
  114. 'Vortex'
  115. 'Voyager'
  116. 'Vukovich'
  117. 'Vulcan'
  118. 'Vulcan Vibes'
  119. 'Vuvuzela'
  120. 'Vvaley's Dandy'


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