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Re: Hosta seedlings

I figured that most would be plain green, but if by chance I got lucky, I'd want to recognize what I had before pulling it up! There are some plants that don't reveal their "mature" characteristics as seedlings, but didn't know if that includes hosta.
On Friday, July 4, 2003, at 06:26 AM, Gene Bush wrote:

Hello Cathy,
I certainly am not an expert in hosta, but I have had them in the garden
for years now. When I forget and let them form seed pods and then forget to
clip the pods, I end up with seedlings all over the place. Most hosta are
pretty prolific in the seed department. All I have ever seen from all the
fancy foliages is green seedlings. Believe it takes a breeding program, or
lots of luck ... probably both, to get babies worth bragging about..... In
any case, mine get treated as weeds.
Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana

----- Original Message -----
Am not a hosta breeder or anything, but I have noticed a number of
seedling hostas in my front beds this year. One of the parents has got
to be H. "Tokudama Flavocircinalis", or H. "Frances Williams", since
they are in the bed where the seedlings are located. The other parent
could be anything. My question is, how soon can you tell, from a
seedling, what the adult leaf patterning will look like? (If I have
something potentially special, I want to know about it before I weed!)
Gene E. Bush
Any hosta experts out there?
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