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RE: Hybridization...

Title: RE: Hybridization...

Joe, Beth,

Another non-streaky that produces variegated seedlings is H. 'Snow Flakes', an all-green hosta. About 1 in 10 of its seedlings are variegated. The variegation is speckled and is somewhat viridescent. The seedlings of one of my speckled H. 'Snow Flake' F1 plants were 100% speckled (around 40 seedlings). According to Bob Solberg, about 10% of H. 'Sweet Susan' seedlings are variegated as well. I haven't verified this myself yet. There may be more out there as well.

Sorry no answers, just more conflicting data.


Norm Lesch
Manchester, MD

    From:   Beth Arnold[SMTP:seabeth@heart.net]
    Sent:   Sunday, March 14, 1999 8:06 AM
    To:     hosta-open@mallorn.com
    Subject:        Re: Hybridization...

    Joe Halinar,  I read your post with interest.  You have more of a handle on
    the process than I do but I will tell you this.  I read just this winter
    (cant remember where) that Little Wonder will produce streaked seedlings.
    There is a streaked Little Wonder that does for sure but supposedly so will
    the stable form.  I will try it this season to see.  I am growing the
    streaked versions this winter.
    Beth Arnold
    Peoria Illinois  Zone 5

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