Paul Aden (1925-2010) was one of the pioneers in the hosta world. He is credited with originating or introducing hundreds of new hostas. Over time, some controversy arose regarding the actual originators for some of the plants he registered. The American Hosta Society established a committee which addressed this issue and re-assigned credit for several hostas to other people. Aden was noted for not revealing the background of the plants he introduced. Instead, many of his plants have only numbered hostas listed as parent plants. Some of them are included below.

 
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