Series Hosta Names


Starting with Mildred Seaver's introductions where she named most (but not all) of her hostas with the first word being "Sea", many originators have followed suit in using a key identifying word or phrase for their hostas. Some series have only a few cultivars while others such as the 'Lakeside' series of Mary Chastain include over 200 hostas.

Some series names are totally unique to a single originator. However, a few series' names may be used for the occasional cultivar from another hybridizer/originator. For example, the "American" series from Van Wade includes a large number of hostas but there are several other plants with American in their name from others. In our database lists, we have tried to include only the names from a single originator who started the series. For some, we have two categories, one for the series and one for all hostas that contain that particular word in the name.

     
 

 
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