Posted: 02/03/2015 at 20:16
So Sweet and White Feather!
Having tried to grow hostas from seed with very little success, all the ones with light coloured leaves die out in the first year and I am then left with ones with dark green leaves which are useless so I compost them!
I tried to get seed from So Sweet but none set any seed, I posted on an American site ,the home of hostas, got back lots of replies very quickly, it was sterile, so just enjoy it as it is!
Got White Feather from Parkers, one of the very few successes from them, even though they were miserable little pieces of stem and some roots!
They are not very vigorous growers by any means but I have propagated them and in the springtime when they are looking good I take them to the Woman's Institute market, they are always snapped up as most people have never seen anything like them!
I always explain to whoever buys them that the lovely cream colours don't last very long before they turn green leaved with cream veins and look miserable!
This never seems to put them off,and I do get some regular customers without complaints!
Another wonderful one is "Fire Island", but it also dies out , even though I bring it into the GH over winter!