Viability of seeds
As I embark upon the hosta growing phase of my life, I am curious about the seeds. Am I correct in assuming only the seeds with the fully black wings are most likely viable, or as long as they are of mature size, who cares about the wing?
I've found a lot of info online about hosta raising in general, but I'm still a little confused about the naming/sports/varieties thing. So if I grow out open pollinated seed and get something spectacular, that no one else has gotten, can I register it as a variety? Or do I have to know the parentage? (I realize this is a long shot, just trying to understand how it all works. I'm mainly interested in growing from seed just for my own use and the fun of seedlings.)
Can a sport produce more sports? I would think so...
Anything else I should know?
Also, I just received a baby in the mail yesterday. This makes hosta baby #6 I believe, in about a months time. So far most I have received are unknown but I know I have whirlywind and standard royal. I have 8 now total. Almost to double digits!