in 1968 with the creation of The American Hosta
hostaphiles have organized in order to share
knowledge and friendship through their interest in
Hosta Society - This is the premier organization
devoted to the genus, Hosta. One key benefit
of membership is
The Hosta Journal.
Association - The association of nurseries and
commercial growers and sellers of hostas. Each year,
they name a "Hosta of the Year".
- State and local hosta organizations may be found
wherever hostas are grown in the United States,
Canada and abroad.
Registrar - New
hosta cultivars are registered with the
International Registrar for the Genus, Hosta.
Popularity Polls - For a couple of decades, the
AHS has conducted a popularity poll to name the top
20 or 25 hostas as voted by their members. In recent
years, they have also run a second poll for "small"
Gardens - The AHS has designated 17 gardens
throughout the U.S. as official hosta display
Hosta of the
Year - Outstanding hostas as designated by
the American Hosta Growers Association each year.
Hosta & Hemerocallis Society
The Dutch Hosta Society