It STILL looks like an advanced case of HVX to me. I would be very careful and if it were mine, I think I would try to have a leaf tested. Maybe that's the down side of some of the mottled varieties - it can be awfully hard to tell.
This is one of those I think people love or hate. It does nothing for me, but I have seen where others go crazy for it. I agree with Ann...to me it looks sickly. But If I remember right it has always tested neg for HVX.
No...no viruses. It turns a solid green once the spring coloring is done. Filagree is only available thru a couple vendors and has a hefty price of around $50. I'd be crazy to spend that much for a diseased plant!
Interesting - the fact sheet. but having hosts which do not have the virus but which look so much like ones that do is a bit scary. I guess it you buy that plant knowing it's not infected it's OK, but if you develop those symptoms in another variety, you should not just say "What an interesting sport".
I think it's a gorgeous plant. BUT, If I saw it at a nursery, I probably would have thought it had the dreaded HVX and wouldn't have bought it. I've become neurotic about every little flaw in the leaves no matter where I'm at.
Over the last couple days, I've been shopping at K-Mart and Home Depot for fertilizer, dirt and annuals. Of course, I have to look at all the hostas. Fortunately, there wasn't one at either place I didn't already have or would want. But, I will have to say, that I didn't see anything suspicious, although I wasn't buying any so didn't over analyze them either.
this reminds me of when someone looks up in the air at nothing and sure enough others will look up and then others, when their is nothing to see. have they had them tested for HVX? ugly is ugly!!!! hostajim1