About Olga

About Olga

"Indiana's Breeding Sensation"

Welcome to my site. As an artist, I strive to keep true to form in my creations, leaving an indelible mark of beauty on the earth. Being named one of the top 10 hybridizers in the United States, and a Master Judge, brings me great challenge. Locally I am known as "The Hosta Lady". I pour a lot of creative passion into making new cultivars for you to enjoy.

The first crosses began in 1986 with lessons and encouragement from my dear friend and master gardener Bill Brincka. I was hooked. Through scientific hybridizing, I painstakingly process each plant, culling for years until I am satisfied with the new creation. Each new introduction has been observed for at least 10 years, scrutinizing its stature and stability. When it really talks to me and wins my heart, I know it's ready to greet the world. Hybridizing is a life long form of art for me and I will leave behind a legacy of plants. These hosta will be sure to shine in your garden and become more beautiful each year.

My favorites are the really big hostas. As one friend put it, "You Breed for Giants". The variety of colors can be planted from one extreme to another. This is the best way to compliment them. In naming my hostas, I try to think of them in terms of places or events in the United States. I hope you enjoy my "Americana Series" and think of the places you have seen. Don't forget to share them and this site with your friends! If you have any questions, please email Olga at Olga@olgap.com.

Join the American Hosta Society
Contact regarding membership
Sandie Markland
AHS Membership Secretary
P.O. Box 7539
Kill Devil Hills, NC


Payment via American Hosta Society Org Website
USA Individual $30.00 Family $34.00 per year

Want to begin with smaller steps?

Join the Northwest Indiana Hosta Society
Individual and Family $15.00
Make check payable to NWIHS
Cindy Brito, Membership Chair
8938 Liable Rd.
Highland, IN 46322
(219) 923-7227

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