An article by Warren I. Pollock in The Hosta Journal (1991 Vol. 22 No. 2) states that, "I am in favor of hosta cultivars having some identification in their names as to who hybridized or introduced the plants..."Abba" is the prefix that Paul Aden of Baldwin, New York, is now using to identify his introduction...abba in Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1976 edition)..."Father - a title of honor given variously to the Deity in the New Testament, to bishops and patriarchs in many Eastern churches, and to Jewish scholars in the Talmudic period."...I don't know why Paul Aden selected Abba to be his identifying name... "

The cultivars listed below are those from Aden, however, other hybridizers have also named individual plants with this first word included. Click here for the total list of "Abba" hostas.

Note: Since the time this article appeared in 1991 many more hosta name series have come into use. We have cultivar lists from our database for many of them.

 
CultivarPlant SizeLeaf ColorVariegationVar ColorOriginFlower ColorSeasonSourceRegistered
'Abba Alight'MediumMed-GreenMedialYellowUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Alive'SmallDark-GreenMarginalWhiteUnknown-JulyAden, Paul.1990
'Abba Allegro'SmallMed-GreenMedialWhiteUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Aloft'LargeMed-GreenMarginalYellowNat-SportPale-LavenderJuly into AugustAden, Paul.1990
'Abba Assuage'LargeYellowMarginalWhiteUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba at Large'LargeYellowMarginalGreenNat-SportPale-LavenderJuly into AugustAden, Paul.1990
'Abba Blue Dreams'MediumBlue/GreenMarginalWhiteUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Blue Flight'MediumBlue/Green -Unknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Blue Jumbo'LargeBlue/GreenMarginalWhiteUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Blue Plus'LargeBlue/GreenMarginalWhiteUnknown-August to SeptemberAden, Paul.1990
'Abba Blue Prayers'GiantBlue/Green -Unknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Delight'-Med-GreenMarginalYellowUnknownLight-Purple-Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Diane Reeck'MediumDark-GreenMedialWhiteUnknown--Aden, Paul & Zilis, Mark.2010
'Abba Double Header'MediumMed-GreenMedialWhiteUnknown-June into JulyAden, Paul & Zilis, Mark.2010
'Abba Fit'MediumBlue/GreenMarginalWhiteUnknownNear-WhiteJulyAden, Paul.1990
'Abba Flame'MediumBlue/GreenMedialYellowUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Flower Mound'SmallMed-GreenMedialWhiteUnknown--Aden, Paul & Zilis, Mark.2010
'Abba Fragrant Backscratcher'LargeMed-GreenMarginalWhiteUnknown--Aden, Paul & Zilis, Mark.2010
'Abba Fragrant Centennial'MediumMed-GreenMarginalYellowUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Fragrant Cloud'MediumMed-GreenMarginalWhiteUnknownPure-WhiteJulyAden, Paul.1990
'Abba Fragrant High'-- -Unknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Fragrant Lights'-- -Unknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Fragrant Rainbow'-Med-Green -Unknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Fragrant Sentry'MediumMed-GreenMarginalWhiteUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba High Bidder'MediumMed-GreenMedialYellowUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Icecapades'MediumMed-GreenMedialWhiteUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Irresistible'MediumBlue/GreenMedialCreamy WhiteUnknownLight-PurpleJuly into AugustAden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Lit'MediumYellow -Unknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Little Showoff'MiniatureMed-GreenMarginalYellowUnknownPale-LavenderJulyAden, Paul.1990
'Abba Loops'MediumMed-Green -Unknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Mist'MediumMed-GreenStreakedYellowUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Nova'SmallDark-GreenMarginalWhiteUnknown--Aden, Paul.1990
'Abba Passion'LargeMed-GreenMedialYellowUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Ready'MediumMed-GreenMarginalWhiteNat-SportPale-LavenderAugustAden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Redskin'MediumLight-GreenMarginalWhiteUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Rough'MediumBlue/Green -UnknownNear-WhiteJune into JulyAden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Salute'SmallMed-GreenMedialYellowUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Satellite'MediumDark-GreenMarginalYellowUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Showtime'MediumMed-GreenMarginalCreamy WhiteHybridPure-WhiteJuly into AugustAden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Sombrero'MediumMed-GreenMedialYellowUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Soul Mate'SmallBlue/GreenMedialBlue-GreenUnknown-July into AugustAden, Paul & Zilis, Mark.2010
'Abba Spellbinder'LargeBlue/GreenMarginalChartreuseUnknownPure-WhiteJulyAden, Paul.1990
'Abba Tier'-- -Unknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Tops'SmallMed-GreenMarginalYellowUnknownPale-LavenderJulyAden, Paul.1990
'Abba Two-step'-Med-GreenMarginalLight GreenUnknown--Aden, Paul--NR--
'Abba Windows'MediumLight-GreenMarginalYellowNat-SportNear-WhiteJuly into AugustAden, Paul & Zilis, Mark.2010

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