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Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

May 13, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8560432

This Blue Cadet has some suspicious looking spots. Time to go?

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 14, 2011
9:02 AM

Post #8562300

Sure looks like it COULD be, but I think I'd ask over at Hallson's. Chris is a real expert. Or test it if you can get test strips.
Noreaster
Maine
United States
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2011
9:13 AM

Post #8562319

Yeah, I agree with Ann. Chris seems to know what HVX looks like on various cultivars, so he'd probably know.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8657471

That looks like HVX to me. Here's a good article on it: http://www.inthecountrygardenandgifts.com/articles/hosta_virus_x.php

Karen
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

June 27, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8657634

Thank you

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2011
5:45 PM

Post #8658461

No problem. I have 2 that need trashing. Will wait for the fall to do it. They were purchased from Walmart, I believe. I no longer buy hostas from there or Lowe's or HD.

Karen

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2011
7:02 PM

Post #8658637

Karen, the only hosta I've had issues with so far was one from Lowe's. I was just learning about HVX (and at least took care to keep them separated!) but was still sad to see it come up sick last spring.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2011
7:25 PM

Post #8658716

They say to stay away from hostas from the big box stores.

Karen

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
4:52 PM

Post #8662795

Just starting my garden and just hearing about this. I just bought 2 hostas at Lowes... now I'm concerned I'll have to look them over when I get home

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8663026

Just isolate them and be careful to clean you hands if you use them to break off a flower or a leaf before you go on to any other hostas. They MAY be fine or they could be infected and not show signs for several years. If you are careful about how you handle them you should be able to grow them safely until you decide they are safe or see sign of infection.

Ann

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8663130

OK. Because disease shows up different on different cultivars and I'm new to gardening and still not exactly sure about what each one is supposed to look like, I'm gonna have to keep watching till I get the hang of it. It's hard to tell now since they are just starting new growth so some of the older leaves are different looking.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2011
7:18 PM

Post #8665203

The 2 I have with the virus showed signs of it pretty quick, though I wasn't sure it that's what it was. Last year I was sure and should have removed them then. Now they are a lot bigger. Will definitely remove them in the fall.

Karen

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