Other helpful online resources for information on hybridizing Hostas.
By Joshua Spece
Last revised February 4, 2014
- Hybridizing Hostas - Tips from Bob Axmear on selecting good parent plants.
- Hybridizing Tips - Tips and tricks from some very experienced Hosta hybridizers like Mary Chastain, Bill Meyers, and Jim "Leafmould" Spence.
- Hostaseedgrowers Forum - An active forum of Hosta seed growing enthusiasts.
- Hosta Seed Growers - A group of Hosta hybridizers offer tips on growing Hostas from seed.
- Growers of Hosta Seeds - A Facebook group for Hosta hybridizers to share tips, experiences, and photos.
- Red Hosta - A forum dedicated to the pursuit of red Hostas.
- Introduction to Hybridizing Hostas
- Selecting Parent Plants
Goals, Fertility, Bloom Period
- Hosta Genetics
- The Mechanics of Hybridizing Hostas
Flower Anatomy, Preparing & Protecting Flowers
Collecting & Storing Pollen, Transfering Pollen, Marking Crosses, Keeping Records
- Hosta Seeds
Harvesting, Cleaning, Storing
- Starting Hosta Seeds
Planting Containers, Planting Medium, Moisture, Heat, Germination Time
- Growing Hosta Seedlings
Light Type, Photoperiod, Reflecting Light, Water, Fertilizer, Re-potting
- Problems Encountered While Growing Hosta Seedlings
Damping Off, Fungus Gnats
- Hardening Off & Moving Seedlings Outdoors
- Culling and Selecting Hosta Seedlings
- Hybridizing Resources