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The American Hosta Society (AHS) publishes The Hosta Journal, The AHS Membership Directory, The Display Gardens of the American Hosta Society list, a Members’ Newsletter and an annual list of Hosta Registrations, as an educational service to members. In addition the Society has published a booklet The Hosta Adventure to disseminate information about Hostas to a wider audience. There are also a number of other books, guidelines, check lists, and other items are also available to learn more about the genus Hosta. Many of these are listed in Other Hosta Publications.

The Hosta Journal

The Hosta Journal is the Society's premier publication. It is mailed free to members of the American Hosta Society twice a year with athird issue available online in the Members Only section of the AHS website. Contents include feature   articles on the cultivation and identification of hostas, the history of hosta hybridization and those   personalities who produce them, AHS National Convention News, photographs and descriptions of   the latest Hosta cultivars, and much more. Dedicated to the genus Hosta, it is a must for the hosta   lover. Some articles may be found on this web site from time to time. (See "Sample Article" pdf).

Advertising in The Hosta Journal

Businesses interested in advertising in The Hosta Journal can find further information here: Advertising in The Hosta Journal.

The Hosta Journal Publications for Sale

Partial Sets of Journals from 1982 to 2012 – Sets start with 47 and go down to 36, all different journals per set for $2.00 per journal plus $15.00 shipping in the US. Individual copies are still available at $5.00 per copy plus shipping. Please contact Barry Ankney to verify sets or individual copies are still available and your shipping charges.

Make checks payable to The American Hosta Society (AHS) (check drawn on a US bank or money order payable in US Funds) and mail to:

Barry Ankney
2001 S Meyers Road #300
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-5271

New from AHS Publishing!

Sporting in Hostas: A Primer

This informative educational booklet explains the process of sporting in hostas.

Based on over ten years of study, Drs. Zonneveld and Pollock have produced the most definitive work on this subject to date. The serious hosta enthusiast will want to add this booklet to their hosta library. This booklet is filled with photographs and illustrations that supplement and enhance the scientific information.

You may order your copy from AHS Publications by mailing a check payable to The American Hosta Society in the amount of $10.00 (postage paid) to:

Barry Ankney
Sporting in Hostas
2001 S Meyers Road #300
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-5271

The AHS Membership Directory

The Membership Directory is published every two years as a small percentage of the membership moves each year. The reports of the Business of the Society, the meetings of its Board of Directors and the reports of its various committees are now published, as they become available, on this website. A printed copy of this information is available to members upon request.

The Hosta Adventure

There’s a new Hosta Adventure waiting for you.

First published in 2001, the Hosta Adventure was intended as a guide for novices, but it appealed to all levels of hosta gardeners. The first two editions were popular additions to the libraries of new and seasoned gardeners. Now a new Adventure beckons.

This publication should be part of every hosta grower’s library.

Order The Hosta Adventure—A Grower’s Guide - 3rd Edition

$4.00 + $2.50 postage for members
$5.50 + $2.50 postage for non-members

For local societies and nurseries, the best price per copy is in bulk:
2-6 books, $4.00 each + $7.00 postage
7-30 books, $4.00 each + $13.60 postage
31-99 books, $3.75 each + $20.00 postage
100-499 books, $3.25 each + $25.00 postage
500+ books, $2.75 each + $30.00 postage

(All prices postpaid in the U.S.)

Make checks payable to The American Hosta Society and send to:

Barry Ankney
Hosta Adventure
2001 S Meyers Road #300
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-5271

Orders from foreign countries will pay any additional shipping charges.

The Silver Book
[no longer in print]

'The Genus Hosta - a list of registered cultivars' known colloquially as the The Silver Book is a list of hosta cultivars registered before 1992. Supplement #1 lists registrations between 1992 and 1998 and there have been annual supplements since then. The 'List of Species, Botanical Varieties and Forms and Specioids' contains information about hosta species, and the reclassification of hosta previously thought to be species. These booklets are a valuable reference for correct usage of hosta names and identification of hosta cultivars as they contain all the information provided by the hybridizer/introducer to register a hosta.

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