Hostas forum: Are Hostas self fertile?

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Aug 17, 2014 9:30 PM CST
Only one Hosta has flowered this summer.
Is it worth saving seeds from it if they form?
Or does a Hosta need another Hosta's pollen?
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Aug 18, 2014 3:37 AM CST
A fertile flower does not need another flower, and if a pod is produced you should collect the seeds when the mature pod starts to crack open.
Name: Ann
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ViolaAnn
Aug 18, 2014 5:17 AM CST
Maybe that should say COULD collect the seeds. While they will be fertile, they may, or may not, produce anything remotely interesting, depending on the particular plant.
Ann

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
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CarolineScott
Aug 18, 2014 6:04 AM CST
Thanks.
I am an inveterate seed collector, so will save them and see what happens.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 18, 2014 4:54 PM CST
I love collecting the seeds and planting them, even if all I end up with is green(the only thing I have ever gotten). I have lots of seed pods right now, just waiting for them to mature a bit more.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
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CarolineScott
Aug 19, 2014 2:06 AM CST
Green is good!

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