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1 Klose, Heinz59GermanyHeinz Klose (1926-1991) was the owner/operator of Staudengärtnerei Klose in Lohfelden, Germany.
2 Purtymun, Charles57OregonDr. Charles (Chuck) Purtymun (1920-2007) was a dentist from Arizona who developed the Walden West Nursery and an interest in hostas after moving to Oregon in the 1970s.
3 Bastille, Jocelyne56CanadaJocelyne is the owner of Aux Mille Hostas nursery in Quebec, Canada. Most her cultivar names are in French while others are in English.
4 Johnson, Greg51IowaGreg Johnson is a member of the Russ O’Harra Hosta Society in Iowa.
5 Wasitis, Chick51MarylandOwner of Bridgewood Gardens in Maryland
6 Banyai, Pauline50MichiganPauline Banyai (1920-1992) introduced one of the all-time classic variegated hostas, H. ‘Gold Standard’. She lived in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan and sold hostas at the local farmer’s market.
7 Fisher, Eunice V.50WisconsinEunice V. Fisher (1894-1984) from Oshkosh, Wisconsin was one of the earliest and most dedicated hostaphiles. She was the first Secretary-Treasurer of The American Hosta Society when it was formed in 1968.
8 Jentsch, Klaus50GermanyOwner of Staudengärtnerei Jentsch nursery in Dresden, Germany.
9 Carlson, Julie49MinnesotaMonty and Julie Carlson own Northernair Hostas in Minnesota and are members of the Fraternal Order of Seedy Fellows hosta hybridizing group.
10 Carlson, Monty49MinnesotaMonty and Julie Carlson own Northernair Hostas in Minnesota and are members of the Fraternal Order of Seedy Fellows hosta hybridizing group.
11 Philips, Hugo49BelgiumHugo Philips is a hosta hybridizer from Belgium. He is also the creater and webmaster of the MyHostas.be website.
12 Sugita, Hajime49JapanHajime Sugita is a retired music teacher in Japan. His avocation is that of plant explorer especially searching out species hostas in his native islands.
13 Zolock, Sarah49PennsylvaniaSteve and Sarah are retired teachers whose garden is an American Hemerocallis Society display garden and has receive the Silver Seal Award from the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania.
14 Zolock, Steve49PennsylvaniaSteve and Sarah's garden is an American Hemerocallis Society display garden and has receive the Silver Seal Award from the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania.
15 Heemskerk, Gerardus48NetherlandsGerard Heemskerk is owner of Heemskerk Vaste Planten in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
16 O'Harra, Russ46IowaRuss O’Harra (1924-1997) was a graduate in horticulture and landscape design from Kansas State University and was a gardening editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
17 Zumbar, Wm46OhioWilliam Zumbar (1935-2011) was a hybridizer of small hostas who lived in Alliance, Ohio.
18 Skaggs, Brian45IndianaBrian (1948-2011) and Virginia Skaggs of Indiana are, perhaps, best known for introducing the classic cultivar H. ‘Empress Wu’ which was noted as the largest hosta available at the time of its introduction. They were early members of the Fraternal Order of Seedy Fellows hosta hybridizing group.
19 Skaggs, Virginia45IndianaBrian (1948-2011) and Virginia Skaggs of Indiana are, perhaps, best known for introducing the classic cultivar H. ‘Empress Wu’ which was noted as the largest hosta available at the time of its introduction. They were early members of the Fraternal Order of Seedy Fellows hosta hybridizing group.
20 Watanabe, Kenji45JapanKenji Watanabe operates the Gotemba Nursery in Gotemba City, Japan.
21 British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society44EnglandThis society was formed in 1981 to foster interest in the cultivation of hostas and daylilies (Hemerocallis).
22 Owens, Clarence42MichiganClarence Owens (1925-2022) was a retired high school biology teacher from Jackson, Michigan. He was manager of the Ralph (Herb) and Dorothy Benedict Hosta Hillside at Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton, Michigan since its inception.
23 Lysne, Rod41WisconsinRod Lysne is the owner of Northern Grown Perennials in Wisconsin.
24 Nyikos, Frank41IndianaFrank Nyikos has been owner of Walnut Grove Nursery in Indiana since 1990.
25 Van Keer, Ronny41BelgiumAll of his cultivars begin with the "Holar" which an ancient name for a city in the Flemish part of Belgium.
26 Janssen, Bill40WashingtonWilliam “Bill” Janssen (1942-2007) was the co-owner of Collector’s Nursery in Battle Ground, Washington with Diana Reecks.

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