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Seedsower
Franklin, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2006
12:01 AM

Post #2273679

Removed to avoid further criticism. If I knew how to remove the photo I would.

Sandy

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9kittymom

9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

May 13, 2006
12:14 AM

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GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 13, 2006
1:03 AM

Post #2273820

Sandy,
That's a lovely hosta.

Susan,
I just looked at the HL and every pic has a different pattern,,,doesn't say anything about it having a problem with HVX

9kittymom

9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

May 13, 2006
1:09 AM

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GardenGeek_WI
Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 13, 2006
3:10 AM

Post #2274270

It is a cool one.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2006
12:38 PM

Post #2274900

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.

Ann
Walnut23
Avon, NY
(Zone 5b)

May 13, 2006
12:52 PM

Post #2274948

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.
woodthrush
Albrightsville, PA
(Zone 4a)

May 13, 2006
1:22 PM

Post #2275019

Here it is mentioned on the HL - it's not virus, but sure has a different looked to it.
http://www.hostalibrary.org/firstlook/HVXMyths.htm
Pam
Seedsower
Franklin, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2006
1:34 PM

Post #2275046

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!

Sandy
City_Sylvia
Dallas, TX

May 13, 2006
3:26 PM

Post #2275387

It kinda worries me too. but if you paid fifty dollars for it from a reputable vendor, I guess its ok. Sandy all of us are just so scared of this HVX thing, it just has all of us so worried.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2006
8:00 PM

Post #2275954

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".

Ann
City_Sylvia
Dallas, TX

May 14, 2006
7:40 AM

Post #2277597

Its probaly gonna go down in price too, that when I will get one. lol
kd60504
Aurora, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 20, 2006
12:11 PM

Post #2298839

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.

Kathy
zest
Horsens
Denmark

May 20, 2006
1:19 PM

Post #2299522

pretty, pretty, pretty!!
hostajim1
Port Orchard, WA
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2006
3:40 PM

Post #2299886

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

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