Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

Hostas: Hosta Hybridizing

Communities > Forums > Hostas
bookmark
Forum: HostasReplies: 6, Views: 96
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
Mitt
Philadelphia, PA

June 9, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9157996

Has anyone here tried their hand at crossing hostas ?
Johnny_x
Fairchild, WI

June 9, 2012
11:15 AM

Post #9158196

Hi Mitt,
Yes I have.
Consider myself a seed grower vs a hybridizer though. I keep track of crosses. But don't go so far as to protect the flowers from the bees doing their thing to.
It is really a lot of fun. And if you grow a lot of seeds you will come up with a "garden worthy" hosta now and then.
Below are a coulple pics from 2011.
The first is actually a sport off another seedling.
The second is an open polinated seedling from H. 'Galaxy'.
John


Thumbnail by Johnny_x   Thumbnail by Johnny_x
Click an image for an enlarged view.

plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9168905

Wow Johnny, that seedling is a beauty!!
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

June 17, 2012
1:36 PM

Post #9168942

Wow!!!, I am impressed!!!~
Belle

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9169218

I love the second seedling, and I'm not usually one for streakers =) Beautiful form!

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2012
4:29 AM

Post #9169636

Gorgeous.

I save seeds and start them, but I don't try to beat the bees or even to deliberate crosses. But of the hundreds of seedlings, I've had a few that I've kept. The newest pics are on my older computer; so I'll post some when it's booted.
Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 23, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9177798

I did my first crosses last weekend.So far a few show signs of taking and forming pods. :-) I put string tags on the ones I cross so I can keep records of what was used. Tons of pods from the bees too. Many pods on the blue hostas this year.Will see what i get.

Fingers crossed...

Kyle :-)

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Hostas Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Your Favorite Hosta... blonde_elf 117 Nov 16, 2009 7:06 PM
Mania Links pupper 5 May 21, 2007 10:11 PM
Help me choose leslie 10 Jul 16, 2008 10:40 AM
Lovely Loretta jody 55 Jun 23, 2007 11:02 AM
cup hostas handhelpers 11 Aug 25, 2007 7:03 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America