Freezing Hosta Seeds (pros and cons?)
- Subject: Freezing Hosta Seeds (pros and cons?)
- From: Bill Nash <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 12:31:58 -0500
Question: Does anyone believe, that stratification (freezing?) of hosta
seeds provides for better sprouting/germination?
Yes, I do! (ie..Bill Nash Guelph Ontario Canada)
Preamble, as to the reason why...
I've noticed each Autumn,
that freshly collected, dried and cleaned hosta seeds; when sown
immediately, do not provide for very good germination?
On the other hand, hosta seeds from these same collected batches; and
which, have been placed inside air-tight containers, and kept inside a
freezer for storage: provides for a much better sprouting when taken out
and sown even just a few weeks later.
The above leads me to conclude: that hosta stratification, does indeed
provide for better germination?
Further to the above, I think I've seen that some very well known hosta
seed experts (Peter Ruh for example?) have had a note included with seeds
received from same: "to put the seeds in a freezer or fridge for a few
weeks, before sowing?
I would be interested to hear any thoughts on this
*HOSTA-SEED-CHILLING-QUESTION* (pros and/or cons?) and thank you kindly in