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

 
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