Meristem vs Scape Tissue in Tissue Culture Propagation [read FAQ]
Hosta propagation by Tissue Culture (TC) growth can be accomplished using two different types of Hosta tissue: meristem and the young scape tissue. In general the meristem is the preferable of the ... [click here to read entire FAQ]

Apical Bud - the Dominatrix [read FAQ]
The highest bud on a shoot or branch, known as the apical bud, will release a hormone that inhibits the growth of any buds lower on the shoot or branch. The apical bud will then grow faster, straighte ... [click here to read entire FAQ]

F1 Hybrid - What the Heck Are You Talking About? [read FAQ]
F1 hybrid is a term used in genetics and selective breeding. F1 stands for Filial 1, the first filial generation seeds/plants or animal offspring resulting from a cross mating of distinctly different ... [click here to read entire FAQ]

Hosta Leaf Shapes: What We're Talking About [read FAQ]
Throughout this site we describe Hosta leaves as having various 'named' shapes. Since we could find no real standards posted defining hosta leaf shapes, we opted to take our cue from Mark Zilis, a ... [click here to read entire FAQ]

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