The Hosta Lists

Donald A. Rawson, 426 Nine Mile Rd. NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

The Hosta Lists represent a compilation of 98 individual lists which group hosta cultivars and species according to various characteristics. These lists have been compiled over a seventeen year period and are updated annually. Containing over 21,000 entries, this is the most complete and accurate collection of lists available. Hosta names are faithfully and carefully checked for accuracy against the The Hosta Registry and The Hostapedia: An Encyclopedia of Hostas (Mark R. Zilis, 2009). The Hosta Lists have displayed their usefulness in years past and will continue to be an invaluable and indispensable resource for gardeners everywhere.

Leaf Characteristics
Leaf Color and Variegation
Blue-leaved Hostas
Bronze-leaved Hostas
Gold-leaved Hostas
Green-leaved Hostas
Lined-leaved Hostas
Misted-leaved Hostas
Mottled-leaved Hostas
Red-leaved Hostas
Speckled-leaved Hostas
Spotted-leaved Hostas
Streaked-leaved Hostas
Subtle Variegation Hostas
Very Dark Green Hostas
Very Narrow-centered Hostas
Very White-leaved Hostas
Watermarked Hostas

Seasonal Color Change
Albescent Hostas
Azurescent Hostas
Flip-flop Hostas
Lutescent Hostas
Viridescent Hostas
Leaf Shape
Contorted-leaved Hostas
Convexly-cupped Hostas
Cup-leaved Hostas
Folded-leaved Hostas
Narrow-leaved Hostas
Ring-tailed Hostas
Twisted-leaved Hostas
Very Round-leaved Hostas

Leaf Margin
Drawstring-leaved Hostas
Rippled and Wavy-leaved Hostas
Sawtooth Margin Hostas
Serrated-leaved Hostas

Leaf Size
Miniature Hostas - Registered
Miniature Hostas - Unregistered
Very Small Hostas

Leaf Substance
Very Thin-leaved Hostas
Very Thick-leaved Hostas

Leaf Texture
Puckered-leaved Hostas
Wide-veined Hostas

Leaf Surface
Glossy-leaved Hostas
Shiny-backed Hostas
White-backed Hostas

Leaf Petioles
Black-petioled Hostas
Red-petioled Hostas
Red-petioled Polyploid Hostas
Short Petiole Hostas
White-petioled Hostas


Flower Characteristics
Flower Color
Blue-flowered Hostas
Dark-flowered Hostas
Red-flowered Hostas
White-flowered Hostas
Yellow-flowered Hostas

Flower Shape
Closed-flowered Hostas
Double-flowered Hostas
Spider-flowered Hostas
Flower Appearance
Beautifully-flowered Hostas

Flower Fragrance
Fragrant-flowered Hostas
Flower Scapes
Branched-scape Hostas
Short Scape Hostas
Tall Scape Hostas

Flowering Time
Early Flowering Hostas
Late Flowering Hostas
Non-flowering Hostas
Reblooming Hostas

Plant Habit Characteristics

Ground Cover Hostas
Large Upright Hostas
Rhizomatous Hostas
Small and Medium Fountain-shaped Hostas
Small and Medium Upright Hostas
Trough Garden Hostas
Very Large Hostas

Cultural Characteristics

Deer-resistant Hostas
Difficult-to-Grow Hostas
Early Emerging Hostas
Late Emerging Hostas
Slug Resistant Hostas
Slug-susceptible Hostas
Spring Dessication Burn Hostas
Sun Tolerant Hostas
Virus Prone Hostas

Analytical Characteristics

Apomictic Hostas
Chemically-induced Polyploid Sports
Hostas Analyzed by Flow Cytometry (arranged alphabetically)
Hostas Analyzed by Flow Cytometry (arranged by ploidy level)
Hostas Analyzed by Flow Cytometry (arranged by source)
Inter-ploidal Hosta Crosses
Polyploid Hostas
Sterile Hostas

General Listings

AHS Members-Only Plants
Convention Plants
Hosta of the Year (AHGA)
Hosta Series
Hosta Species
Mouse Ears Hostas
Patented Hostas
Top 10 Miniature Hostas
Top 25 Hostas
Trademarked Hostas

Click here to download the entire master list, including the Hosta Themes Garden Lists, as a PDF file. Feel free to download the file to your computer for easy off-line reference. It's a sizable list of about 1MB and 173 pages.

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