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Hosta Seed TRADING (seed for seed) = ANYONE?

  • Subject: Hosta Seed TRADING (seed for seed) = ANYONE?
  • From: Bill Nash <raffi@sympatico.ca>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 17:04:30 -0500

***FREE TRADE*** HOSTA SEED IS AVAILABLE FOR STRAIGHT TRADING (seed for seed with no money needed).
I am interested in other than hosta seeds therefore, if you have something you might like to trade me for hosta-seeds, then please tell me about it -- Daylily (hem-seed?) is my second favorite to hostas?  Below is my partial listing, first draft, of hosta seed stored in freezer right now.  Please note that: hosta seed stored frozen, will keep germination viability in tact for 20 years.

<----- HOSTA SEEDS AVAILABLE for 2002 growing season is below --->
*FIRST FILIAL GENERATION (F1 - open pollinated seed)*
1)      Bold Ruffles: sieboldiana Elegans hybrid, having blue ruffled leaf edge; white flowers and large size
2)      Donahue's Piecrust: montana hybrid, good breeder for piecrust marginated leaf edges, white flowers.
3)      Fragrant Blue: (unknown parentage) Aden intoduction 1988.  Earlier flowering than many other fragrant types.
4)      Guacamole: Fragrant Bouquet derivative
5)      Hirao Splendor: code-name was Hirao59; from the late Dr. Hirao of Japan, colchiploiding trials.
6)      Jade Cascade: montana sp. Macrophylla derivative, The Hosta Tree (my codename of this seed)
7)      June: Halcyon mutation in TC; puts up some nice yellow leaf offspring, having good leaf substance.
8)      Lady Isabelle Burnet: Sum & Substance derivative, glossy leaf with creamish edging. and large growing.
9)      Lakeside Black Satin: ventricosa hybrid, dark green leaves, deep purple florets.
10)     Lemon Merangue: hypleuca hybrid, light yellow leaves.
11)     Lucy Vitals
12)     Marashino Cherry: Cherry Berry hybrid, habing bright reddish-purple scapes, lavender florets.
13)     Okazaki Special/Mikawa-no-Yuki: Kikutii derivative
14)     Salute: Tardiana Dorset Blue (F4) derivative; heavy leaf substance, very slug resistant.
15)     Sieboldiana Elegans, puts up nice large blue-leaf progeny, having white flowers.
16)     Sieboldiana Frances Williams, as above
17)     Spilt Milk: parentage unknown, looks streaky-like, but no striated offspring known anywhere?
18)     Takahashi Gosan (species) upright, shiny deep-veing leaves; purple florets
19)     Tardiana Blue Moon TF 2 X 2 (tardianas are from sieboldiana Elegans X Tardiflora cross) good leaf substance.
20)     Tardiana Camelot TF 2 X 27
21)     Tardiana Halcyon TF 1 X 7
22)     Temple Bells: Beatrice derivative; purple fls, very profusive bloom; dark green leaves.
23)     Tenryu Giboshi, a long/tall scaped sieboldiana from the late Yoshie Hirao.
24)     Ventricosa species: tetraploid, apomixic & reproducting similar plants from seed, dark glossy leaf, deep purple flower.

*F2 FILIAL GENERATION (or higher) HOSTA SEED* from the Bill Nash line-breeding hobby/trials.
<subnote> wherever you see "Giboshi"(meaning "Hosta" in Japan?) : that seed origin was from same.

25)     Akane Giboshi: sieboldii derivative hybrid, having red coloring inside floret petals.
26)     Alba, sieboldii-giboshi derivative (seed from Japan)
27)     Blue Piecrust, Alex Summers introduction, pedigree unknown.
28)     Decorata giboshi-seed from Japan
29)     Donahue's Piecrust (special selection) for very large leaves and high ruffling.
30)     Donahue's Piecrust, unselected
31)     Fall Bouquet, giboshi-seed from Japan. H. tardiflora var. hypophylla derivative
32)     Getsurin giboshi, seed originating from Japan
33)     Green Piecrust (selected yellowish leaf seedling) seed-strain code-named Glen's Yellow
34)     Grey Piecrust (selected yellow leaf, excellent ruffling, white florets) seed-strain code-named 'Merna's Yellow Piecrust'
35)     Hirao Supreme, supposed polyploid (Rudolph#2/HiraoT66-02 derivatives) Bright grn lvs, wavy edging, lav fls.
36)     Hirao Zeus (supposed Tetraploid) seed origin Peter Ruh, was also called Tokudama Tetraploid.
37)     Koki Gboshi: "brilliant hosta" glossy leaf, good substance, longipes derivative
38)     Longipes Type ONE-RL: seed originating from Ransom Lydell, donated to WNYHS Seed Auction
39)     Longipes Urajiro Hachijo X Hirao 59 -TN: (hand-cross by Toyozo Nakayama in Japan)
40)     Longipes var latifolia: large selected seedling, seed-strain code-named "Longipes'large Earlier'flowering"
41)     Longipes-A.S: seed from Alex Summers seedlings, having Japanese seed pedigree H. Longipes
42)     Magic Carpet: Robyn Duback introduction, Emarald Carpet derivative.
43)     Montana - TN: selected large leaf form, seed origin, Toyozo Nakayama Japan
44)     Montana X sieboldiana - TN, a selected large form, seed from Japan
45)     Perry's True Blue - PR (selected) seed-strain code-named "Deep Blue Oceans" ..seed origin Peter Ruh.
46)     Pycnophylla giboshi: -TN: (selection for very tall scapes and large plant, giboshi-seed from Japan.
47)     Rectifolia giboshi: - TN: seed originating from Japan
48)     Rupifraga species: thick glossy leaves, late lav fls, no slug/insect damages, attractive into snowtime
49)     Ryan's Big One (selected) code-named 'Big'blue White'Flowering' = seed-strain & line-bred, highly fertile.
50)     Saishu Jima Giboshi: sieboldii f. spathulata dwarf group derivative, light purple florets, appearing pink.
51)     Seto-no-Akebono Giboshi, seto = pycnophylla, akebono = small sized.
52)     Sieboldiana IBARAKI giboshi - TN: a selection from Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan. 
53)     Temple Bells: selected for redness in petioles/scapes.
54)     Tibae - TN: seed originating from Japan

"RULE ONE" -- Only seed coming from striated-leaf pod-parents (Maternal Aspect?) will provide for variegated hosta offspring results.  When also selects striped scapes and streaked pods as well; then striated seedling results, are pretty well guaranteed.  The following, is from my line-breeding seed-strain endeavors:

55)     Bold Ribbons (streaky form) -- F3 unselected
56)     Breeder's Choice -- F2 unselected
57)     Breeder's Choice:  [Beatrice seedling X Frances Williams derivative)  -- F2 SSS selected seed
58)     Crepe Suzette:  as above, but unselected …code-name = *Let's Streak - F5*
59)     Crepe Suzette: (striated leaf form) -- Fifth filial generation (F5) …SSS'selected seed ..seed-strain code-named: *Let's Streak - F5*
60)     Hot Flash -- F2 -- Dorothy Benedict derivative. SSS selected seed.  Seed-strain codename: Rose Has Hot Flashes.
61)     Hot Flash -- F2 ..unselected
62)     Mildred Seaver -- F2 -- unselected
63)     Mildred Seaver --F3 -- sss selected (streak X Frances Williams pedigree) large leaf streaky; codenamed: John Kee <line bred>
64)     Swoosh -- F3 -- sss selected seed (Aden 1978) (Yellow Splash X Neat Splash derivative?)
65)     Swoosh -- F4 -- sss selected, line-bred selection, seed-strain codenamed: BBStreak
66)     Tsugaru Komachi  -- F2 sss selected, selection of largest leaf & seedlings
67)     Tsugaruu Komachi -- F2 unselected (sieboldii/rectifolia derivative?)

IF INTERESTED, write: "Bill Nash, 157 Harvard Road, Guelph, ON., CA. N1G4L3"
OR EMAIL: <raffi@sympatico.ca>

*DISCLAIMER* -- Seed availability is geared to a first come first served basis, until depleted, and no guarantee on seed being available is given here.

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