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The American Hosta Society (AHS) publishes The Hosta Journal, Display Gardens of the American Hosta Society list, a Members’ eNewsletter and an annual list of Hosta Registrations, as an educational service to members.

Browse some of our free resources below and check back for more information coming soon.

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The Hosta Journal

The Hosta Journal is the Society’s premier publication, printed in full color in a magazine format on high-quality stock. It is mailed free to members of the American Hosta Society twice a year with a third digital 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.

Want a sneak preview? View a complimentary issue of The Hosta Journal below. Then, become a member to receive your printed issues twice each year.


Sample Hosta Journal



AHS eNewsletter

Enjoy our latest complimentary American Hosta Society eNewsletter!

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Purchase Past Issues of
The Hosta Journal

Most issues of The Hosta Journal from 2007 through the present are available for purchase. Individual copies are available for $5 each plus shipping. Please contact Barry Ankney to verify that specific individual copies are still available and your shipping charges.

Purchase Sporting in Hostas: A Primer, Second Edition

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. 

Make checks payable to The American Hosta Society (AHS) (check drawn on a US bank or money order payable in US Funds) for $15.00 and mail to:

Barry Ankney
AHS Publications
P O Box 7407
Villa Park, IL 60181-7407


The AHS Membership Directory

The Membership Directory is published online in the Members Only section of this website. The Directory is updated several times 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 also published online as they become available. A printed copy of this information is available to members upon request.

The Hosta Adventure

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 three editions were popular additions to the libraries of new and seasoned gardeners. Now a new 4th Edition of Adventure beckons. This publication should be part of every hosta grower’s library!

Order The Hosta Adventure—A Grower’s Guide – 4th 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 + $15.00 postage
31-99 books, $3.75 each + $20.00 postage
100-499 books, $3.50 each + $25.00 postage
500+ books, $3.25 each + $30.00 postage

(All prices postpaid in the U.S.) Orders from foreign countries will pay any additional shipping charges.

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

American Hosta Society
Hosta Adventure
P O Box 7407
Villa Park, IL 60181-7407