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Listed below are people credited for the origination and/or registration of multiple new cultivars of hosta. The top list are those who are associated with hybrid cultivars. Some of these new plants are the result of breeding done by the hands of the hybridizer while others were accomplished by bees.

The lower list are those who have originated or registered hosta sports. These new plants were either "discovered" in the garden or nursery or came about as the result of the tissue culture propagation process.

The following have introduced 10 or more named hybrid hostas:
  1. Paul Aden
  2. Stuart Asch
  3. Bate Aukeman
  4. John Baker
  5. Pauline Banyai
  6. Doug Beilstein
  7. Herb Bennedict
  8. Steve Chamberlain
  9. Mary Chastain
  10. June Colley
  11. Jim & Meg Dalton
  12. Don Dean
  13. Ed Elslager
  14. Eunice Fisher
  15. Marco Fransen
  16. Franc Freeman
  17. Madelon Gilligan
  18. Rick Goodenough
  19. Randy Goodwin
  20. Hideko Gowen
  21. Butch Graves
  22. Diana Grenfell
  23. Jerry Hadrava
  24. Hans Hansen
  25. Greg Johnson
  26. Gil Jones
  27. Roy Klehm
  28. Joanna Kovalcsik
  29. Gus Krossa
  30. Rod Kuenster
  31. Bob Kuk
  32. Charles Kwick
  1. Wm & Eleanor Lachman
  2. Jereon Linneman
  3. Ron Livingston
  4. Ran Lydell
  5. Ron Lysne
  6. Alex Malloy
  7. Harold McDonell
  8. Tom Micheletti
  9. Jeff Miller
  10. Eldrin Minks
  11. Jeff Moore
  12. Frank Nyikos
  13. Russ O'Harra
  14. Clarence Owens
  15. Olga Petryszyn
  16. Hugo Philips
  17. Maria Plater-Zyberk
  18. Charles Purtymun
  19. Gerhard Ragus
  20. Don Rawson
  21. Peter Ruh
  22. Dennis Savory
  23. Robert Savory
  24. Jim Schwarz
  25. Alttara Scheer
  26. W. George Schmid
  27. Steve Schulte
  28. Ed Schulz
  29. Charles Seaver
  30. Mildred Seaver
  31. Florence Shaw
  32. Bill Silvers
  1. Ron Simmering
  2. Lucille Simpers
  3. Brian and Virginia Skaggs
  4. Barry Sligh
  5. Eric Smith
  6. Bob Solberg
  7. Marge Soules
  8. Josh Stadden
  9. Bev & Dave Stegeman
  10. Ray Stephens
  11. Hajime Sugita
  12. Alex Summers
  13. Ursula Syre-Herz
  14. Kent Terpening
  15. Cynthia & Chet Tompkins
  16. Uniquely Hostas
  17. Jan van den Top
  18. Danny van Eechaute
  19. Ronny van Keer
  20. Kevin Vaughn
  21. Van Wade
  22. Dick Ward
  23. Chick Wasitis
  24. Kenji Watanabe
  25. Jim Wilkins
  26. Frances Williams
  27. Arthur Wrede
  28. Mark Zilis
  29. Steve & Sarah Zolock
  30. Wm Zumbar

The following have introduced 10 or more named hosta sports:
  1. Paul Aden
  2. Dirk Dupre
  3. Dave Chopko
  4. Don Dean
  5. Ed Elslager
  6. Volker Eschenbach
  7. C.H. Falstad III
  8. Marco Fransen
  9. Green Mtn Hostas
  10. Hans Hansen
  11. Gerardus Heemskerk
  12. Dr. Nils Hylander
  13. Roy Klehm
  14. Rod Kuenster
  15. Bob Kuk
  16. Ran Lydell
  17. Rod Lysne
  18. Fumio Maekawa
  1. Alex Malloy
  2. Bill Meyer
  3. Jeff Miller
  4. Don Rawson
  5. Peter Ruh
  6. Dennis Savory
  7. Robert Savory
  8. Steve Schulte
  9. W. George Schmid
  10. Jim Schwarz
  11. Patricia Scolnik
  12. Mildred Seaver
  13. Shady Oaks Nursery
  14. Bill Silvers
  15. Ron Simmering
  16. Brian and Virginia Skaggs
  17. Barry Sligh
  18. Eric Smith
  1. Bob Solberg
  2. Josh Stadden
  3. Alex Summers
  4. Gary Trucks
  5. Jan van den Top
  6. Danny Van Eechaute
  7. Van Wade
  8. Dick Ward
  9. Kevin Vaughn
  10. Chick Wasitis
  11. Kenji Watanabe
  12. Jim Wilkins
  13. Frances Williams
  14. Chris Wilson
  15. Ken Ziarek
  16. Mark Zilis
  17. Wm Zumbar

 
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