This searchable database contains over 5,400 cultivars and has been designed to be quick and easy to use. Entering text into either box above allows you to immediately begin searching.
As the radio buttons indicate, you may search for cultivar names that begin or end with certain text. By far the most versatile method is to use the "Anywhere . . ." button which locates all cultivars that contain your entered text anywhere in its name. The same methodology works when searching by Hybridizer. ONIR names are listed in the database by first initial followed by last name. Thus, searches for Thomas Micheletti or Tom Micheletti will be fruitless no matter which button is selected. For best results, enter the last name only and use the "Anywhere in Name" button. Following this suggestion will preclude the dilemma of knowing the appropriate first initial, or knowing if/when multiple names were used.
The American Hosta Society is pleased to offer this search utility. It is a fast, powerful tool for any hosta historian, grower and enthusiast. However, this tool has its limitations and is not a replacement for the hard copy Registrations issue. Official registration details are to be retrieved from the published Registrations document (select the "Checklists" tab above). Contact me to offer suggestions for improvements or if I can answer questions about the registration process in general.
Gayle Hartley Alley
International Registrar Genus Hosta