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Honeybells HVX?

Postby Mamauk » Jul 22, 2015 2:13 pm

Again from Finland :D

My Honeybells is also showing symptoms of HVX? It isn't as obvious as Paul's glory. But it is from same nursery garden as Paul's glory and that's why I'am suspicious. Honeybells was little bit difficult to get good pictures, I hope you see well.

And thank you again.

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Re: Honeybells HVX?

Postby Chris_W » Jul 23, 2015 10:45 am

Hello,

Some of it looks like it could have been a little frost damage but yes, there are several spots that look like HVX.

I would recommend throwing it away and get as much of the soil from that spot as possible and throw that away too since HVX can survive in any root pieces left behind.

Sorry!

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Re: Honeybells HVX?

Postby Mamauk » Jul 23, 2015 11:32 am

And this I will also throw away. I hope I just didn't transmit HVX to other new hostas witch I planted same time :(

I bought some other hostas from same nursery garden where I bought Paul's glory and Honeybells. I have now planted them in different area and I watch if they also have HVX.

They did not have time to grow roots more than they had in pot. It was easy to take those sick hostas away. If I take all soil from the area, must I wait until I plant new hosta?

And I will never ever go shoppinig that garden nursery again :wink:

Thank you very much, Saija
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Re: Honeybells HVX?

Postby Chris_W » Jul 23, 2015 12:36 pm

If you take out the soil and put in fresh dirt then yes, you should be able to plant a new hosta there. Since it was so new and it didn't have a chance to spread out then it is fairly safe as long as you get the dirt that touched it.

That is a good idea to not buy from that nursery again.

Keep watching the other plants and wash your hands and wash your tools after working in the garden to prevent spreading it.

Best of luck!

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Re: Honeybells HVX?

Postby Mamauk » Jul 23, 2015 12:54 pm

Thanks again :D

I try to post happier messages on the forum later.

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