STERILE HOSTAS

Some hostas are completely pod sterile. Others are reluctant pod producers, and only a small percentage of the few seeds which are produced may be viable. In a few cases, a plant may be pod sterile but still able to produce some viable pollen. The following is a list of species and cultivars which have been reported to be completely, or nearly, pod and/or pollen sterile.

Completely, or Nearly, Pod Sterile:
  • 'Academy Beech Leaf Stack'
  • 'Academy Halo Standard'
  • 'Academy Purple Orb'
  • 'Academy Subtle Sally'
  • 'Annabel Lee'
  • 'Aphrodite'
  • 'Aquamarine'
  • 'Arctic Circle'
  • 'Athena'
  • 'Autumn Fire'
  • 'Baby Bunting'
  • 'Bachelor Party'
  • 'Banana Kid'
  • 'Banana Pepper'
  • 'Beach Boy'
  • 'Bella Noche'
  • 'Biting Rosebud'
  • 'Blitz'
  • "Blue Cadet Edina"
  • 'Blue Tooth'
  • 'Border Patrol'
  • 'Brocade'
  • 'Bubba'
  • 'Buckaroo'
  • 'Bullfrog'
  • 'Burlesque'
  • 'Bye Bob'
  • 'Candy Cane'
  • 'Carol'
  • 'Catch of the Day'
  • 'Catherine'
  • 'Chesieres Mountain Lights'
  • clausa
  • clausa var. ensata
  • clausa var. stolonifera
  • 'Clifford's Stingray'
  • 'Colesburg Sonny Boy'
  • 'Colin P. Cleghorn'
  • 'Colored Hulk'
  • 'Dew Drop'
  • 'Diamond Jubilee'
  • 'Dinky Donna'
  • 'Dress Whites'
  • 'Dutch Flame'
  • 'Eagle Lake Overlook'
  • 'Eco Mirror'
  • 'Embroidery'
  • 'Enchiladas'
  • 'Eros'
  • 'Erotica'
  • 'Euphoria'
  • 'Fair Maiden'
  • 'Fairest Maiden'
  • 'For Your Eyes Only'
  • 'Fountainhead'
  • 'Fox Lake'
  • 'Foxfire Viper'
  • 'Fujibotan'
  • 'Gaga'
  • 'Game Boy'
  • 'Gay Search'
  • 'Ginba'
  • 'Gold Standard'
  • 'Grape Fizz'
  • 'Great Western Gap'
  • 'Green Bag'
  • 'Green Ivory'
  • 'Green Nature Lady'
  • 'Green Velveteen'
  • 'Gwendlyn'
  • 'Hairline Fracture'
  • 'Harvest Glow'
  • 'Heaven Scent'
  • 'Hirao Monument
  • 'Honeysong Regal'
  • 'Hot Kiss'
  • 'Hunter V. Berthelot'
  • 'Ilona'
  • 'Irish Cream'
  • 'Ivory Queen'
  • 'Jolly Green Dwarf'
  • 'Julia Gaede'
  • 'Jumbo Mouse Ears'
  • 'Kayleigh's Sunshine'
  • 'Krossa Dressa'
  • 'Krossa Regal' (does produce some viable pollen)
  • 'La Donna'
  • 'Lakeside Cha Cha'
  • 'Like a Blue Streak'
  • 'Little Blue'
  • 'Little Hobber'
  • 'Little Razor'
  • 'Lovely Loretta'
  • 'Magic Island'
  • 'Mañana'
  • 'Marbled Bouquet'
  • 'Marlu's Marla Jean'
  • 'Maurice Mason'
  • 'Megan'
  • 'Michael S. Flaherty'
  • 'Midas Mouse'
  • 'Middle Ridge'
  • 'Midnight Oil'
  • 'Ming Treasure'
  • 'Mini Skirt'
  • 'Mint Condition'
  • 'Mixed Nuts'
  • 'Molly'
  • 'Monster Ears'
  • 'Moonlight'
  • 'Morning Star'
  • 'Nakaimo'
  • 'Navajo'
  • 'Number Nine'
  • 'Oh! Susanna'
  • 'Ohh! Richland Reward'
  • 'Old Coot'
  • 'Paleface' (aka "Undulata Wade #103")
  • 'Party Popper'
  • 'Paul Revere'
  • 'Pegasus'
  • 'Piece of Cake'
  • 'Polished Emeralds'
  • 'Porcelain'
  • 'Porcelain Vase'
  • 'Pot Black'
  • 'Pure Intentions'
  • 'Purple Lady Finger'
  • 'Raleigh Remembrance'
  • 'Red-eye Café'
  • 'Regal Chameleon'
  • 'Regal Heir'
  • 'Regal Promenade'
  • 'Regal Providence'
  • 'Regal Splash'
  • 'Regal Splendor'
  • 'Regal Twist'
  • 'Regalia'
  • 'Richland Gold'
  • 'Richland Gold Splash'
  • 'Richland Gold's Moonlight'
  • 'Richland Gold's Moonlight's
    Child'
  • 'Richland Riot'
  • 'Rock 'n' Roll Heart'
  • 'Sails Ho'
  • 'School Bus'
  • 'Sparkle'
  • 'Spartan Flash'
  • 'Splendid Reign'
  • 'Standard Deviation'
  • 'Stealth'
  • 'Steely Dan'
  • 'Sting'
  • 'Storm'
  • 'Summer Gold'
  • 'Sunny Isle'
  • 'Sunset Grooves'
  • 'Timber Blaze'
  • 'Timeless Beauty'
  • 'Tom Schmid'
  • 'Trail of Tears'
  • 'Unducosa'
  • 'Undulata'
  • 'Undulata Albomarginata'
  • 'Undulata Univittata'
  • "Undulata Wade #101"
  • "Undulata Wade #102"
  • 'Upper Crust'
  • 'Valley's Love Buzz'
  • 'Valley's Space Cowboy'
  • 'Van Gogh'
  • 'Venus'
  • 'Vermont Frost'
  • 'Viette Eighteen'
  • 'War Bonnet'
  • 'Waving Wuffles'
  • 'Wedding Night'
  • 'White Fairy'
  • 'White Line Fever'
  • 'White Ray'
  • 'White Shoulders'
  • 'White Sprite'
  • 'Yellow Polka Dot Bikini'
  • 'Za Za Zoom'
  • 'Zippy Zepps'
  • 'Zodiac'
Reluctant Pod and/or Pollen Producers:
  • 'Allegan Fog'
  • 'American Sonata'
  • 'Awakening Angel'
  • 'Betcher's Blue'
  • 'Birchwood Parky's Gold'
  • 'Blue Angel'
  • 'Blue Haired Lady'
  • 'Bobbie Sue'
  • 'Brandi Nicole'
  • 'Bridegroom'
  • 'Buster'
  • 'Change of Tradition'
  • 'Cherokee'
  • 'Chinese Sunrise'
  • 'Dalton's Pick'
  • 'Deep Blue Sea'
  • 'Don Quixote'
  • 'Dragon Fire'
  • 'Fall Splendor'
  • 'Fire Island'
  • 'Flower Power'
  • 'Fortunei Aureomarginata'
  • 'Fortunei Hyacinthina'
  • 'Fragrant Bouquet'
  • 'Fujibotan'
  • 'Get Nekkid'
  • 'Ghost Spirit'
  • 'Goldmine'
  • 'Great River Sonata'
  • 'Green Marmalade'
  • 'Guacamole'
  • 'Guardian Angel'
  • 'Gypsy Rose'
  • 'Hadspen Samphire'
  • 'Hanky Panky'
  • 'Helena Sundberg'
  • 'Heliarc'
  • 'High Flyer'
  • 'Hirao Majesty'
  • 'Hirao Supreme'
  • 'Honeybells'
  • 'Hoosier Harmony'
  • 'Hope'
  • 'Hot and Spicy'
  • 'Hot Kiss'
  • 'Iona'
  • 'Iron Gate Supreme'
  • 'Janet'
  • 'Janet Day'
  • 'Janet's Gold Sox'
  • 'Janet's Green Sox'
  • 'Javelin'
  • 'Jaws'
  • 'Jaz'
  • 'Jelloway'
  • 'Jimmy Crack Corn'
  • 'Journeyman'
  • 'Judy Rocco'
  • 'Kathy-O'
  • 'Kiwi Blue Baby'
  • 'Kiwi Full Monty'
  • laevigata
  • 'Lakeside Black Satin'
  • 'Lakeside Coal Miner'
  • 'Lakeside Leprechaun'
  • 'Lancifolia'
  • 'Leather Sheen'
  • 'Limey Lisa'
  • 'Little Black Scape'
  • 'Marbled White'
  • 'Mary Scholl'
  • 'Metallica'
  • 'Midnight Storm'
  • 'Milk and Honey'
  • 'Minuteman'
  • 'Miss Missey'
  • 'Mistress Mabel'
  • 'Moonlight Mirage'
  • 'Moonlight Sonata'
  • 'Mr. Big'
  • 'New Tradition'
  • 'New Wave'
  • 'Night before Christmas'
  • 'Nightlife'
  • nigrescens
  • 'Ode to Joy'
  • 'Old Faithful'
  • 'On Fire'
  • 'Pandora's Box'
  • 'Paradise Power'
  • 'Patriot'
  • 'Patriot Pride'
  • 'Patriot's Fire'
  • 'Patriot's Fire Reversed'
  • 'Patriotic'
  • 'Phantom'
  • 'PeeDee Elfin Bells'
  • 'Pineapple Juice'
  • 'Pineapple Poll'
  • 'Pineapple Upsidedown Cake'
  • 'Pink Flamingo'
  • plantaginea var. japonica
  • 'Pleasant Hill'
  • 'Plum Nutty'
  • 'Pocohontas'
  • 'Power of Prayer'
  • 'Prairieland Memories'
  • 'Praise Him'
  • 'Praying Hands'
  • 'Purple Haze'
  • 'Quilting Party'
  • 'Rainforest Shooting Stars'
  • 'Raspberry Sorbet'
  • 'Raspberry Truffle'
  • 'Raving Beauty'
  • 'Ray of Hope'
  • 'Rippling Rhythm'
  • 'Rix Pix'
  • 'Roller Coaster Ride'
  • 'Rosedale Barney'
  • 'Royal Accolade'
  • 'Royal Gold'
  • 'Royal Standard'
  • 'Savannah'
  • 'Savannah Emerald'
  • 'Savannah Supreme'
  • 'Sea Lightning'
  • 'See Saw'
  • 'Sharmon'
  • 'Sherwood Forest'
  • 'Shiny Sonata'
  • 'Silver Mine'
  • 'Silver Threads & Golden Needles'
  • 'Silverado'
  • 'Slick Willie'
  • 'So Sweet'
  • 'Squash Casserole'
  • 'Stargate'
  • 'Stirfry'
  • 'Stormy Seas'
  • 'Striptease'
  • 'Sugar and Cream'
  • 'Sugar Snap'
  • 'Sum and Substance'
  • 'Sum It Up'
  • 'Sum of All'
  • 'Sum Total'
  • 'Sum Cup-o-Joe'
  • 'Sum Zero'
  • 'Summer Fragrance'
  • 'Sun Kissed'
  • 'Sun Power'
  • 'Sweet Standard'
  • 'Sweetness' (Zilis)
  • 'Tall Boy'
  • 'Totally Awe Sum'
  • 'Undulata Erromena'
  • 'Uzu-no-mai'
  • 'Uzu-no-mai Fukurin'
  • 'Venucosa'
  • 'Viette's Yellow Edger'
  • 'Walden'
  • 'Warwick Ballerina'
  • 'Warwick Essence'
  • 'Whipped Cream'
  • 'Whirlwind'
  • 'White Christmas'
  • 'White Knight'
  • 'White Necklace'
  • 'Wild Nights'
  • 'Zebson'

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