Thanks Bill, I
guess the seeds are like people. All different, but the
Sam I Am
I guess this would be kind of a yes and no thing. Hosta seeds do tend to come
in different shades of black or brown when ripe. The whitish ones are probably
not quite ripe yet, but some of these may have ceased to ripen. Not too many
of the unripened ones will germinate but some will. As to the shapes, if you
study seeds, you could probably learn to tell to some degree what plant they
came from, but it would be impossible to really be sure. As far as I know,
there is no coorelation between shape or size of the seed and shape or size of
either the leaf or the plant it will be.
tell me anything about what the seedlings will be with their size,
shape and coloring?
a mix of hosta seeds, some were very small, some were large, some had
long thin wings, some had more rounded wings. Some were black,
some brown, some had a white or light cream colored spot and some
were white or light cream with the seed part being dark. There were
even a few solid white. Would the long thin wing mean a thin leafed
hosta, the more rounded wing a wider leaf?
Would the color of the seed give me any indication of the color of
the leaves? This is my first try at raising hosta from seeds and
the differences in the seed have me curious.
for any input.