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The best way to minimize confusion when dealing with hostas is for hybridizers, originators and hobbyists to register new cultivars with the Registrar of the Genus Hosta at The American Hosta Society. This process provides a repository containing the physical characteristics, parentage and other data pertaining to a particular plant under a particular name.

This information represents the "official" name and description of this cultivar. It helps avoid cases where different plants are known by the same name or where the same plant is known by  multiple names. This is valuable to the home gardener trying to properly identify and label his or her plants. Hybridizers can determine the genetic background of plant used in their breeding efforts. Greenhouses and plant nurseries can be sure they are labeling properly and selling the correct plants.

 

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