A Hostaphile is a person such as 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.

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