What are Starter Hostas (TC)?

That is our brand name for Tissue Culture hostas. Tissue culture is a term used for a technology used to propogate (multiply) trees, shrubs and perennials. It has been used for hostas for about 17 years now. Tissue culture propogation is the main reason you see so many beautiful and affordable hostas today. We feel that in many cases purchasing tissue culture is your best option for preventing diseases such as hosta Virus X from entering your garden and microscopic worms such as foliar nematodes. We use only tissue culture labs the test their breeding stock for viruses before the go into mass production of a certain variety of hostas. The other advantage of TC is that they are less expensive.

Tissue culture have been sold to garden centers for years. Garden centers add potting soil to a container and sell the plant often based upon the container size. Reputable growers will grow the plant for some time or over winter the container selling it in the spring. Other growers might sell you a tissue culture hosta and a lot of soil and a container with no additional growth.

We know you can grow your own tissue culture and save the money or buy more plants with the savings difference. We have been selling Best Value TC for three years on the internet and get very, very, very few complaints but alot of happy success stories. I have been personally growing tissue culture by planting them directly in the ground since 1995 or so with no problems at all. The Minnesota Hosta Society and other hosta societies have offered their members 1 or 2 varieties of tissue culture hostas for years.

We have mastered a way of shipping tissue culture to 49 states. United States Postal Service’s studies show that their priority mail gets to their customers within 2 days 94% of the time.

Tissue culture hostas are for everyone!

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