Monday, January 18, 2010

The Hostapedia - Book Review

In The Hostapedia, Mark Zilis describes every hosta that he has encountered over the past thirty years. This includes forms he studied in gardens and nurseries throughout the United States and those he observed in native habitats and collections in Japan. It encompasses all cultivars registered with the American Hosta Society and others listed in a wide variety of publications and websites. The 1900 photos in The Hostapedia highlight the most important hostas, as well as many unusual collector's plants and hosta oddities.

  • Over 7400 hosta descriptions listed A-Z
  • 1897 color photos
  • Complete index of hosta names
  • Factual and entertaining
  • Most definitive work on hostas in print and a must for every collector, nurseryman, and gardener
The Hostapedia by Mark R. Zilis, © 2009,
9" by 12", 1128 pages, 1897 color photos, hardcover
ISBN # 978-0-9679440-1-2

Bruce has been waiting for this book for 3 years, ever since it was first mentioned. He has been told it weighs 11 lbs. Definitely NOT a light book!

This book is only available from Q&Z Nursery in Rochelle, IL so if you order this book you will have to pay duty to get it across the border into Canada.

To order the website is

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