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Seed search

PostPosted: Sep 18, 2016 10:13 am
by waldo
I am searching for seeds of H. Akane and/or H. Kokuryu, if anyone can point me in the right direction, I would be grateful.

Re: Seed search

PostPosted: Sep 25, 2016 6:12 am
by redcrx
I don't know of any. Anyway hosta seedlings don't come true to the parent. If you wanted H. Akane and/or H. Kokuryu you would need a piece of the true plant which may not exist anymore around here. Some folks like Jeff Moore have been hybridizing for red flowers and has one in TC that may come out next season called War and Peace.

Here are some examples of Jeff's work:

http://crab.rutgers.edu/~mchugh/frame09/right/flowers/Red%20Flowers%20from%20Jeff%20Moore.htm

Re: Seed search

PostPosted: Sep 25, 2016 10:26 am
by waldo
Thank you for the response. I am not really concerned with having the true plant, I just would have liked to have the genes to introduce into my breeding program. I have been pollinating and raising hosta seed for over twenty years. I realize that the seeds would not be true to the pod parent, but I would have the genetic base for red flower color.

Re: Seed search

PostPosted: Sep 25, 2016 12:14 pm
by redcrx
If I'm lucky I will have some seeds from H. Dostoyevsky X self which I made this season. H. Dostoyevsky is from Jeff Moore - (Flor Roja x Kokuryu) x (Exp 136 x Self). I have 3 pods coming along - I can send you some seeds if/when they are ready.

I have a lot of pods from Koriyama X Dostoyevsky. I could send you one of those also if you are interested.

Dostoyevsky 16 f 5139b-8-10.jpg

Dostoyevsky 16 f 5208b-8-16.jpg

I put Dostoyevsky pollen on this flower.
Koriyama 16 f 03852b-8-10.jpg