Asian Homelands -
Hostas come from areas of East Asia including Korea, China and,
Japanese Hostas -
The vast majority of hosta species come from Japan along with a
large number of named cultivars.
- See how the native home areas of hostas compare with regions
of the United States in terms of latitude.
Environment - We are used to calling hostas "shade" plants
but they originated from a wide array of growing environments in
their native Asia.
Species Map -
This map gives a more specific representation of the places
where the 43 hosta species where found in the wild in Japan,
China and Korea.