The term "originator" when it comes to new hosta
cultivars tends to be a rather flexible one. Ideally, it
refers to the person who consciously cross-bred plants
or who discovered a new random seedling or a sport in
the garden or tissue culture process.
However, the situation is not always that clear so,
included in our definition are those people who
registered the plant with
The American Hosta Society.
This person may have done that on behalf of the deceased
hybridizer or for a plant of unknown origin or some