(1-23-19) – My web site Hosta Heritage Lines has helped me to discover why the world of hostas is so great. By digging into what makes them all special and the qualities that they each acquire…is amazing. From a hand-cross seedling to an OP the surprise the seeds share make it worth the time of raising them from the beginning.
(3 pictures) ‘Big Green‘ (garden name, see above ), I bought this one from NH Hostas as a bare root and never kept the name tag (before I cared ever thought about collecting or raising them). Today two of the seedlings (see below) from its pods made me smile, the leaves, who have some of the same attributes….but they (#1 and #2) are separate seedlings.
Pollen, courtesy of the bees (free service), could have come from several nearby hostas, including Allegan Emperor and Sum and Substance, they all had flowers about the same time. Several others were in the area.