Asian Homelands - Hostas come from areas of East Asia including Korea, China and, primarily, Japan.

Japanese Hostas - The vast majority of hosta species come from Japan along with a large number of named cultivars.

Latitude Comparison - See how the native home areas of hostas compare with regions of the United States in terms of latitude.

Growing 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 42 hosta species where found in the wild in Japan, China and Korea.

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