Hostas

Can anyone tell me how hard it is to grow hostas from seeds? And where is the best place to buy the seeds.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Romy,
Since I don't buy Hosta seeds I can't tell you of a source, but they are relatively easy to grow from seed.
I simply scatter the seeds on top of a pot of quality potting mix, water and wait. If the seed has been cold treated it will sprout within a week to 10 days and be large enough to handle in about two weeks. I then transplant the largest seedlings into Jiffy Peat Pellets that have been previously soaked and expanded.
Hosta seedlings are painfully slow growing, but once they get started they grow at a fairly even rate. By mid summer they should be large enough to move on to quart sized nursery pots.
I plan to move the majority of the seedlings I have to 6-inch mum pots right before I move them outside to harden them off and then they will go into an area where they will be grown on to a salable size. They will probably be moved on one more time before the end of summer. Nest Spring they'll go into the next larger size pot.
PARKS SEEDS does sell a good many different types of perennial seeds so you might try there for Hosta seed, or do a Google Search for Hosta seed.
Hemma
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.