Over three thousand cultivars of hostas have been named. The huge cultivar, Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’, is highly regarded; it has won multiple awards from the American Hosta Society as well as an RHS Award of Garden Merit. To read more about Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’, head over to the Kemper Center for Home Gardening. For a more general (and humourous) essay on Hosta, nurseryman Tony Avent has an essay: “Hosta, Hosta, Hosta”.
Another common name for hosta is “slug food”.