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Posted by teresa_mn Zone 4 MN (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 17, 13 at 14:48

I emailed this to Ken and did not hear back. Ken - are you ignoring me? I know I have not been here in a while but that is no reason to ignore me!

This is a second year seedling found growing in a pile of pine bark mulch. I finally got around to distributing the last of the mulch and was tossing out most of the hostas coming up. I saved a bright gold one and this one. It was growing about 8 feet away from a Royal Tiara. It's possible it came from the Royal Tiara - it has the same kind of twisty leaves.

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RE: Seedling

Teresa, congrats on your "twisty" seedling. Hope it continues to do well for you. There is something very special about the ones we grow from seed in our own garden. I think it makes gardening with hostas even more fun :)


RE: Seedling

Teresa, your seedling is showing great promise! Shiney, twistey, apple green, what's not to love!?

The seed could have come from anywhere...your garden or a neighbor's...stashed by a rodent or dropped by a bird. I'd just call is Orphan X and enjoy watching it grow up. And if it starts acting out, you could package it up and send it to my house for a dose of Tough Love, eh? ;-)

RE: Seedling

Nice to see you posting again Teresa! Seedlings can be weird,where they pop up. I found a little blue seedling this year,down by my little creek,in a place where no hosta had ever been planted. I moved it up into the garden,so I can observe it next year. Hope yours turns out nicely! Phil

RE: Seedling

Hello Phil! I never had any luck when I was planting the seeds myself. I don't really have a dedicated spot to start them indoors anyway. It makes it more fun when these just turned up on their own.

Here is seedling #2 - the yellow one. Also year two. The other hosta in the photo is Invincible. The leaves already have some bumps and a little rippling.

Now that I am paying attention to these - they will die over the winter! :-)

RE: Seedling

Congratulation to these nice seedlings! #2 could be h.'Invincible Spirit', see the hosta library. Your picture shows the onset of puckering and piecrust on a slender leaf, very nice. Bernd

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