[gardeners] Hostas

Rogers (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 2 Oct 1998 07:31:28 -0500 (CDT)

>Is it a seed pod I'm seeing?  It appears to be at the stem end of a spent
>bloom, about 2/3 of an inch long and approx. 1/2 inch wide.  Color is light
>green.  Texture is firm.  If this is a seed pod and the nursery guy was
>talking through his hat, when can I harvest the seed from it?  


Sounds like it might be a pod.  Leave it on the scape until it turns brown
and starts to open on its own.  Then cut it off, scrape the seeds out and
plant them indoors.  As they develop, transplant them into containers of
increasing size.  It may take 2-3 years to determine if you have any
worthwhile baby hostas.