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RE: Iron Gate supreme


I have been using H. 'Iron Gate Supreme' for 2 years now. I hand pollinate
and while the pods are quite large, I typically get only 3 or 4 viable seeds
per pod (It isn't a H. 'Beatrice' or H. 'Neat Splash' in the fertility
department). The seeds have germinated fairly well for me. The seedlings
have been good growers once established but the ones from last year did not
bloom last summer. I have many more seedlings this year with pollen parents
being H. 'Starboard Light' and H. 'Mikawa-no-Yuki'. Many are very nicely
streaked and growing well. The H. 'Iron Gate Supreme' plant I am using may
have more of the subtle, marbled streaking versus the wide swaths of white
and green. This type of streaking has given me more streaked seedlings.

H. 'Seventh Heaven' ( H. 'Seventh Heaven' is H. 'Kevin Vaughn' x H.
plantaginea, H. 'Kevin Vaughn' is a streaked H. 'Christmas Tree', H.
'Christmas Tree' is H. 'Frances Williams' x H. 'Beatrice' (?)) is another
fragrant streaked breeder that is fertile, but like most fragrant hostas,
not extremely fertile. I was able to set seed on most flowers this past year
and have some nice streaked seedlings from it that appear to be good


Norm Lesch
Manchester, MD

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	zonneveld [mailto:zonneveld@rulbim.leidenuniv.nl]
		Sent:	Friday, March 03, 2000 4:30 AM
		To:	hosta-open@mallorn.com
		Subject:	Iron Gate supreme

		In had 4 pods on my Irongate supreme, with together 10 what
		good seeds. After a week dry only 6 were still filled. Of
these 3 
		germinated but died . End result, no seedlings That the
		died might have to do with the fact that the parent plant is
		streaky. Disd any of you fare better with this plant? Is
there a good 
		alternative ie a plant that is streaked and strongly
fragrant at the 
		same time?
		Ben J.M.Zonneveld
		Clusius lab pobox 9505
		2300 RA Leiden
		The Netherlands
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