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Hostas from seed

Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

Has anyone any tips on how to grow them from seed.  I bought a packed of seeds last year, followed the directions, yet not 1 germinated.  Very disappointed as this is the first time I've had 0% germination.

Thanks.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    I have germinated seed, a long time agoso can't remember the details but it's likey I started them in autumn and left them out in pots the garden.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,834

    Only ever grown them from my own fresh seed. Kept over winter in a cold greenhouse they germinated well in Spring.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,602

    I grew from seed one year, but not one was as good as the Mother plant so they all went into the compost bin. image

    Won't bother again.

    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,893

    Those seeds you gave me Hosta, coming a long really well, bit small because I haven't had a chance to repot this year, but all germinated and grew on well. 

    Cant remember the name, Frances something? 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,602

    Frances Williams ?

    Devon.
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

    The packet I bought were a mixed variety.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,893
    Hostafan1 says:

    Frances Williams ?

    See original post

     That's the one?

    Should they be plain green or have they crossed with another? 

    Last edited: 12 June 2017 09:40:39

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,602

    All the seeds I ever germinated were plain green, which is why they went into the compost bin and I've never tried again. image

    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,893
    Hostafan1 says:

    All the seeds I ever germinated were plain green, which is why they went into the compost bin and I've never tried again. image

    See original post

     So you got me to try them???

    are they originally plain then? 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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