Hostaphile is a person
Dr Ralph (Herb) Benedict (pictured) who loves hostas. This may range from
the average gardener with a few dozen cultivars in their
collection to people who spend their entire professional careers
working with hostas.
We have compiled a collection of some of
the top people in the hosta world at our
Hostaphiles Galore section
of this website. These are individuals who have
originated new cultivars, spread the word about hostas or
contributed to the knowledge base for this popular genus.