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Re: Anyone else growing hosta seedlings?

Postby redcrx » May 18, 2015 1:12 pm

Two little ones from last season that need potting. The label says Mardi Gras Parade on both but that can't be right - they have too much color in the petiole and one is frosted top and bottom. I may have mixed the labels with Designer Genes. The yellow one would match then.
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Re: Anyone else growing hosta seedlings?

Postby Carol O » May 18, 2015 3:50 pm

Ed, I wouldn't rule out Mardi Gras Parade, especially if they are open pollinated. I get red on lots of seedlings that are op.
That being said, they do look like seedlings that I have grown from Designer Genes, especially the more yellow one.
Here's a Kats beni x Designer Genes.
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Re: Anyone else growing hosta seedlings?

Postby sweetee » Jun 20, 2015 11:03 am

Just starting to plant some seedlings. Life events have kept me from growing this past winter.
Thanks for everyone sharing their photos. I love looking!
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Re: Anyone else growing hosta seedlings?

Postby Tigger » Jun 25, 2015 10:01 am

Time to post some updates, as this year's batches are growing well. iPhone pics from this morning.

DH is particularly fond of the green/gold streaker in the 2nd set, but I'm partial to the ones showing more white/cream.

First set from a Don Dean streaker. The one on the left shows good red petioles. A very varied bunch. (Master Class seedlings at top)
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Next set from Bee Courageous (I think), a Trudy Van Wyck plant. The two to the right are the best (with the aforementioned favorites).
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And these are the Master Class seedlings, which we're hoping to grow into a mixed set of monsters. Need to get them out of the shade of Clovelly.
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Re: Anyone else growing hosta seedlings?

Postby redcrx » Aug 07, 2015 11:33 am

Something interesting showed up today. An OP of Lily Pad from 2012 flowered today. And the flowers are white like Crystal Chime.
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In this flower photo you can clearly see the different lengths of the stamen - a trait of yingeri types.
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Re: Anyone else growing hosta seedlings?

Postby Carol O » Aug 07, 2015 5:40 pm

Love the shine on those. That's like 'Lily Pad.' Isn't 'Lily Pad' a yingerii type? I'm not familiar with Chrystal Chime at all.
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Postby redcrx » Aug 08, 2015 5:41 am

Lily Pad is a hybrid of yingeri and is supposed to have round leaves hence the name. Mine has never had round leaves just ovals like these on its seedling.

That second one on the left in the first picture I placed in my "New Garden" space. It's budding up also.

I also have a plain green Gentle Spirit seedling from that same year with a scape for the first time. It will interesting to see the flowers.

Crystal Chimes is a yingeri seedling with white "spidery" flowers that I hunted down many years ago. It's never grown very well for me and looks pitiful this year also BUT it's still alive. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56313
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Re: Anyone else growing hosta seedlings?

Postby redcrx » Aug 19, 2015 8:58 am

The Gentle Spirit OP 12 flowers have opened.
Here it is on the left compared to Lily Pad OP.
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