[gardeners] Barbara's hosta seed pod

Bob Kirk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 1 Oct 1998 23:38:43 -0500 (CDT)

> Today while giving the new bed a thorough weeding and removing all the
> leaves the slugs have been hiding under, I noticed what looks to me like a
> seed pod.  I thought this particular hosta didn't set seed (that's what the
> guy at the nursery told me anyway) and so was very surprised.  Does anyone
> know anything about this?  
> ......
> I'm in a "let's see if I can grow it from seed craze.....

   No, wait - if it really is one that's not supposed to set seed, the 
breeders will give you $100,000 for it. Or almost enough to buy one each
of the new named varieties that'll arise from that pod in the next 10 years.


Successful enough with 5-6 species & cultivars in northeast Kansas (which
is not quite slug heaven) but thinks the hosta world really needs something
like the Stout Medal for daylilies, and for exactly the same reason.