Save the date for the 2023 MRHS Convention.
Rochester, MN - July 13-15, 2023

2023 Promotional Video

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Save the date for the 2024 MRHS Convention.
Fon du Lac, WI - July 11-13, 2024

Welcome to the Midwest Hosta Society WebSite

The mission of the society is to promote education, research, development, and enjoyment of America’s favorite perennial, the Hosta. But most of all, the MRHS is a society of people that have developed a camaraderie around this wonderful “friendship plant”.

Membership in the society is $20.00 for two years. Payment may be sent to the Membership chair, listed on the Society Contacts link. A membership application is available for download. Members receive two issues per year of the society's newsletter, The Hosta Leaves. This publication reports on society events, and provides information pertaining to Hostas in general. Back issues of The Hosta Leaves may be viewed at our Members Only Section. (First time members receive a voucher for $10.00, good for purchases at our participating Hosta Vendors.)

In addition there are two meetings held annually. The Board of MRHS has recently decided to reinestate the traditional Winter Conference, now named the HOSTA SYMPOSUIUM, held in the Milwaukee Wisconsin area the first weekend in February.

In the summer, an annual convention, hosted by a local society, is held in different locations throughout the region. This three-day extravaganza features garden tours, a show of Hosta leaves, vendors selling the newest in Hosta plants, an auction of plants, a banquet, and an informational speaker. Foremost, however, is the fellowship of seeing old Hosta friends as well as making new ones.

The MRHS is considered Region 5 of the American Hosta Society and encompasses the nine Midwestern states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Within the Midwest Region are 18 local societies. Contacting a member of a local society to learn more about their activities can be found by following the “Society Contacts” link.

Try out the new American Hosta Growers Association (AHGA) Hosta Finder
Type the cultivar name you want to find in the box below
and select from the drop-down menu.