No.Originator/RegistrantCultivarsState/Country- - - - - - - - - - - - - About the Originator - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 Anderson, Jim63GeorgiaDr James (Jim) Anderson is a retired Professor of Crop Science and Botany and was owner of Winterbury Farms Nursery in Georg. The nursery specialized in tissue culture propagation until it closed in 2007.One of the 28 Hosta of the Year winners through 2023 has been from this originator.
2 Bentley Gardens1GeorgiaOwned by Georgia hybridizer, Ed Thaubald.
3 Desmedt, Rik8Georgia 
4 Harris, Robert2Georgia 
5 Hill's Nursery and Greenhouse1Georgia 
6 Housworth, Jere19GeorgiaJere Housworth of Holiday Seeds in Stone Mountain, Georgia is listed as originator of 17 hosta cultivars in 1986 in The Genus Hosta by W. George Schmid (1991).
7 Jones, Samuel, Jr.6GeorgiaDr Samuel B. Jones Jr. (1933-2016) was a botany professor at the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Carleen opened Picadilly Farm Nursery and Gardens in the early 1980s. A new species discovered in the 1980s, H. jonesii is named for him.
8 Lockwood, Mikky2Georgia 
9 Lunsford, Ernest Jr.2Georgia 
10 Malaguerra, Mark1Georgia 
11 Martin, Bud4Georgia 
12 McDonell, Harold17GeorgiaHarold McDonell of Georgia has served as the Vice President of Judging and Exhibitions for The American Hosta Society. He is a charter member of the Georgia Hosta Society and has served as its President.
13 Moore, Betty1Georgia 
14 Moore, Ernest2Georgia 
15 Schmid, W. George28GeorgiaW. George Schmid (1930-2020) was a universally recognized expert on hosta species. In 1991, he authored the definitive book, The Genus HOSTA. He introduced the “Gosan” series of hostas.
16 Silvers, Bill37GeorgiaBill Silvers is the owner of Silvers Elbert Nursery in Georgia. He introduced the "Spiritual Walk" series.
17 Smith, Scott2Georgia 
18 Stephens, Ray18GeorgiaRay Stephens (1927-2005) was a co-founder of The Georgia Hosta Society along with W. George Schmid. He introduced the “Tucker” series of hostas.
19 Thaubald, Ed9GeorgiaEd Thaubald owns Bentley Gardens in Georgia. He introduced the "Streakin in" series of hostas.

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