- My book, The
Genus Hosta - Zoku Giboshi (Portland, Oregon: Timber Press), was
published in 1991. Considerable detailed information on Hosta species
was included. Now after five printings this reference source is out of
- In the past
fifteen years, the nursery and gardening interests in hostas have
grown tremendously and the many hits the Hosta Library gets show this.
Also during these years there has been considerable new insight on Hosta
species. This updated information needs to be made extensively and
easily available to the widest audience so in this Internet day and
age, I decided electronic publishing is the best way to do this.
- The Hosta Library
Web site is the most widely and frequently used medium for information
on hostas. Mostly it concerned cultivars. Bob Axmear, the site's
masterly Webmaster, and I believe Hosta Library also is the best
vehicle for communicating information on Hosta speciesAccordingly
. . . Hosta Species Update . . . has been
- My plan is to pull
together the latest scientific information, as well as everything else
worth knowing, about Hosta species. Pictures in color – many of them
– will be a most important part of the updates.
- This project is a
work in progress with no scheduled completion date. Just check in the
species table below frequently for names of recently completed
species. They will appear in blue and underlined as a link.
- I want this
feature to be interactive. Tell me what your needs are and suggest
improvements. Just e-mail me.