Another thing to consider is that the plant list will be alphabetical by botanical name, so all the hostas will be together anyway. When you open your list, you can simply search for 'hosta' and you will go to the first hosta in your list. I use the categories to define the type of plant (tree, shrub, perennial, etc.) and some chacteristics (fragrant, native, medicinal, etc.). Some folks track where they are at in their beds (shade garden, south bed, etc.) The beauty is you can assign more than one category to each plant, to manage your list in ways that make sense to you. I really like this feature.