Hosta virus?

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Hosta virus?

Postby sophannah » Jun 07, 2016 10:07 am

Hi

Very new to the forum, only registered few minutes ago. I'm hoping someone can help me with a few queries with regards to my hosta.
1. Wondering if someone could I.D it for me?
2. Does it have something wrong with it?
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Re: Hosta virus?

Postby Chris_W » Jun 07, 2016 3:58 pm

Welcome to the forums.

The variety is Hosta 'Frances Williams' and no, that isn't virus you are seeing. That is called spring desiccation burn where cold temperatures, typically below 40 degrees, damages yellow tissue in Frances Williams and other yellow or yellow variegated Hosta sieboldiana types.

So no, you don't need to worry about virus. Unfortunately there isn't anything you can do about the browning on this one, though. Some years will be better than others depending on the weather.

Hope that helps :D

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Re: Hosta virus?

Postby sophannah » Jun 07, 2016 4:07 pm

Chris, I really really appreciate your reply. Thank you so very much for your help. I was ready for digging it up.. :( I'm wondering, only if you have time to identify more types that I have in the garden. There is a local park, the very nice man gave me bags n bags of them
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Re: Hosta virus?

Postby Chris_W » Jun 08, 2016 7:45 am

Sure, we can try and help to identify some hostas for you. Post them in the hosta forum and myself and a couple others will chime in with some opinions. Glad to help :D
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