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Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2008
9:17 AM

Post #5075377

WTG! Very well written and it's obvious you spent a lot of time researching this subject. It's taken far too long for the consumer to be informed about this nasty virus. I've informed every nursery, big box store, gardening friend, etc. anytime I even suspect or detect signs of this virus in their Hostas. Unfortunately most have looked at me with a blank stare :( Your article will undoubtedly help educate even more gardeners and they will hopefully join the fight to STOP HVX!

White Lake, ON
(Zone 4b)

June 9, 2008
11:42 AM

Post #5075616

Very informative with lots of links ... and a positive note at the end. Excellent article!



Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 9, 2008
1:07 PM

Post #5075921

Great article Mrs Ed.
very informative!!


United States
(Zone 5b)

June 9, 2008
1:46 PM

Post #5076088

Very interesting, Marna, especially since I'm the kind of hosta grower you are. Thanks!


Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 9, 2008
5:15 PM

Post #5077231

Great article Marna!

People must educate themselves about HVX! The government needs to deal with the Dutch growers and we as consumer need to quite buying these defective plants from the places that sell them! Problem is, some people just don't get it...

This message was edited Jun 9, 2008 10:24 PM
Rankin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2008
2:18 AM

Post #5080170

What a great article Mrs Ed... Please say you will allow others to use it for educational puropses only????

It would make a wonderful handout while at a nusery that is infected and looks at you like your from outer space and proclames "there is not such this as HVX!"


Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2008
2:37 AM

Post #5080314

Yes, by all means.

Remember that all these pictures but the opening came from the Hosta Library and they want the public to use them freely to spread the word.

Wichita, KS

June 14, 2008
2:56 PM

Post #5102900

Thank you so much for this info. I now realize that the hostas that stated from roots in 2004 have this virus. I just thought the roots were mis-named. I have about 4 plants that I have to remove. The plants come back every year and they look healthy but they never get the size they should be and sorta deckline as the weather gets hotter. I am sick with worry and I hope that my other hostas are not infected. I am going to remove them and will follow the instructions that you have provided for the disposal of the infected plants. Again thank you, I never would have known what was happening to my little and big hostas.
Charlotte, VT

July 4, 2008
3:40 AM

Post #5201543

Thanks so much for the information. Has anyone used the Agdia ImmunoStrips? Are they easy to use? Also, could anyone recommend good hosta specialty nurseries that are online and trustworthy?


Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 4, 2008
3:46 AM

Post #5201567

rV -- there are a quite a few good ones -- the first one that pops in my head is Hallsons, but there are many others too.


Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 4, 2008
1:36 PM

Post #5202644

Naylor Creek has a good reputation.

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