How many different hostas exist?
Nobody knows for sure. We have over 13,700 different hosta
names in our database with each
one having its own page. Excluding duplicate names (two
different plants but only one name or one plant with multiple
names), out-dated or incorrect names and "extinct" plants, we
have descriptive information on nearly 9,000 hosta cultivars,
botanical varieties and species. We have 8,842 pictures of 4,153 cultivars and species of hostas.
Included in the list below are ALL
the hostas in the database.
Each name may not represent an individual hosta plant. We have
include every name we have found in decades of searches through
Journal and numerous on-line references. Some of
the names are duplicates or outdated and have been replaced by
newer ones. A few have been changed as the genus, Hosta
continues to be studied by taxonomists.