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Death of Paul Aden

Montreal, QC(Zone 4b)

Paul Aden the great hosta hybridizer died yesterday.

He is the one who registered Sum and Substance.

Columbia, TN(Zone 7b)

I'm sad to read this. Another talented person gone from us.


Iowa City, IA(Zone 5a)

Viola, thanks for posting the list from PDN. I looked at that list and see that I have well over a dozen different hostas in my yard that Paul Aden introduced.

Very sad loss to the hosta world.

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

I have only 7 with two more on the wish list, but I think a large number of them are rather large hostas. I tend to specialize in small-medium or even minis. But it's quite a list.

Solon, IA

It's a great loss to the hosta world. Many people were brought into hostas when Paul Aden published his hosta book. The incredible picture on the cover of a mature Great Expectations was amazing. I still consider it one of the better hosta books, especially for those new to hostas. I have quite a number of Aden introductions, and am always looking for more. Not only do they have unique characteristics, but they are all incredibly hardy and have good growth rates.

This message was edited Feb 13, 2010 5:10 PM

Central, WI(Zone 4a)

Very sad to lose a fellow hosta lover. Such a talented person!

Montreal, QC(Zone 4b)

I had the chance to meet him at one of the latest Hosta Convention.

He was put aside from most of the hybridizers.

But with my 600 different cultivars, I have a lot created of discovered by him.

Reggie D. Millette
Millette Photomedia

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