Hosta Plant

how to grow hostas from seed? I have the seeds for Empress Wu

Zone Morristown Tennessee (EasternTennessee) | suetrecht added on January 27, 2019 | Answered

I have the seeds for Empress Wu Hosta seeds and want to grow them in my SHADED side yard. Do I need to do anything special, lighting, soil, cover, not cover etc?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on January 28, 2019

Hosta seedlings need lots of light to get off to a good start. I suggest grow lights if you are starting indoors. You also must have sterile potting mix as damping off is a big problem with hosta seedlings. The following article is from the Cooperative Extension in Minnesota.
Check the website for Tennessee's advice. (

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hosta Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More