GOLDEN SCULPTURE HOSTA
These seeds are from 'Golden Sculpture' Hosta! A HUGE gold-leaved hosta with thick dimpled and puckered foliage!
Hostas are a garden staple. They add a tropical and fresh look to the and draw the eye with their stand-out leaves. Hostas are versatile, rarely need to be watered, and 'behave' in their tidy clumps.
Location: part or part sun
Hardiness zones: 3-8
Height: 28-42" tall leaves, and 36-56" tall flower spikes
Safe: Considered safe, non-toxic to children and people! This is our research, though we still suggest you confirm this yourself.
Seed size: Hosta seeds are long, flat and black. As these seeds are from the biggest hosta plants, they produce the biggest seeds, averaging about 7-10 mm long, and about 3 mm wide. Hosta seeds are a bit like a maple seed, or "key". There is a slightly bigger end which is the fertile seed, and there is a "wing", which allows it to blow, and catch the wind. Some hosta seeds will have broken wings, though this will not affect the ability of the fertile end of the seed to grow. We usually add a few extra seeds per pack also. Be sure to view our seed images. The seeds are interesting!
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds benefit from a period of moist cold to help them begin to grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period. We have grown these seeds ourselves using this refrigeration method, with high germination results.
Another option if you are planting your seeds in late winter or spring, these seeds can be planted outdoors while it is still cool out (once the ground is workable and unfrozen), to receive the cold period naturally in the garden.