Throughout history, many people have made lasting contributions to the world of hostas. In these pages, we hope to pay tribute to some of them. Our concentration will be primarily on those who have introduced or registered new cultivars, found new species, promoted the genus or added to our knowledge about this, the Number One selling herbaceous perennial plant in the U.S.

We are always looking to expand these listings and to keep them up to date. So, if you have new information or know of someone who you think should be included, please send us their name and a brief description of their contributions to the World of Hostas. Thanks.

Hybridizer from Deinze, Belgium has introduced cultivars including H. 'Flemish Sky' and H. 'June Fever'.

Hybridizer from the Netherlands who has introduced cultivars including H. 'Loyalist', H. 'Morning Light' and H. 'Twilight'.

Hybridizer from the Netherlands who has introduced cultivars including H. 'Heat Wave', H. 'Great Escape' and H. 'Extreme'.

Kevin is a PhD who worked for the USDA in Mississippi and now lives in Oregon. He has been hybridizing since his high school days in Massachusetts. In 1999, he received the Alex J. Summers Distinguished Merit Award.

Kevin has introduced over 33 cultivars including H. 'Aqua Velva', H. 'Aztec Treasure', H. 'Bold Edger', H. 'Christmas Tree', H. 'Maui Buttercups', and H. 'Tijuana Brass'.

Cultivars named in his honor include H. 'Kevin Vaughn' from Wm Lachman.

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