There are currently over 8,000
named hostas of which over 5,000 are actually registered with
The American Hosta Society. As with any large collection of plants,
there are some that have withstood the test of time and others
have faded into quiet obscurity.
below are some of the All-Time Classic Hostas as defined by Mr
PGC himself. Of course, selection for this list is based on
thorough research and long-term experience in the world of
Hostadom. The highly scientific criteria used in the cultivar
selection process provided that chosen cultivars must meet one or more of the following:
1. It has been around for a
2. It is one that every hosta
enthusiast knows or should know.
3. It was something new & unique
when it was first introduced.
4. It has been used to hybridize a
lot of other great hostas.
5. It is a darn nice plant to
have in your garden.
6. Mr PGC thinks it belongs on
7. We have a picture of it.