Lilies forum: Is this Lily Virus?

Views: 541, Replies: 8 » Jump to the end
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
Image
ge1836
Jul 21, 2013 11:42 AM CST
Someone pointed it out.
The rest of the stems and leaves are vigorous and normal.
The blooms on Robina have these streaks. Satisfaction had more than a few buds that never opened and just turned brown.
Whats happening?
Thumb of 2013-07-21/ge1836/f88a10
Lincoln, NE
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Image
Moby
Jul 21, 2013 2:06 PM CST
Not too sure it's a virus; I've had it happen when it gets very hot and notice it moreso on darker colored lilies. My lilies will abort buds when it's hot and not getting enough water.

Let's see how others chime in with their experiences ~
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
Image
ge1836
Jul 21, 2013 2:34 PM CST
I googled and believe its the tulip breaking virus.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Tomato Heads Pollen collector Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Cat Lover
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Seed Starter Region: Wisconsin
Image
magnolialover
Jul 21, 2013 7:30 PM CST

Moderator

Tulip breaking virus is a possibility. But I think some of these cut flower varieties, not bred for the garden, can also react oddly during heat waves and drought. Maybe did it, keep in somewhere separated and look at it next year and compare. Just a thought.
Tracey
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
Image
Roosterlorn
Jul 21, 2013 8:05 PM CST
Yah, Jo Ann--I know weather can cause a false positive for tulip breaking as Tracey says. It's kinda unusual for two plants, each of different cultivars, to come down with it the same year like that. Usually only one plant will get it first and the it moves out from there. Meaning you should have seen something last year on one or the other. If it were me, I would move them to a different spot by themselves this Fall and see what they do next year. My hunch is they will be normal if we have a normal year.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
Image
Leftwood
Jul 21, 2013 9:20 PM CST
I also wonder if it is really virus... maybe.

And that's not the normal floral symptoms that one sees, either. Still a possibility, but doubtful in my opinion.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
Image
Roosterlorn
Jul 21, 2013 9:33 PM CST
In any case, Jo Ann, if you do move these this fall, you could go ahead and replant something in their spots right away--as long as you're sure you get all the old roots and offsets out. But you knew that already didn't you. Just a reminder to others: the virus is in the bulb and roots only--not the soil.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
Image
ge1836
Jul 22, 2013 2:30 AM CST
Thanks Lorn: I didnt know that.
I have Silk Roads comming this fall.They can be planted there.I liked the really tall structure in that spot of the garden.
Everyone has been great with information.Thanks.
I will check last years pix of Robina to see if the veins appear in those.
I dont really look for diseases so would have just figured it to be an odd blooming year.
Name: Zhirair Basmajyan
Vanadzor, ARMENIA
Never say never
Image
Boyed
Aug 8, 2013 4:09 PM CST
ge1836 said:Someone pointed it out.
The rest of the stems and leaves are vigorous and normal.
The blooms on Robina have these streaks. Satisfaction had more than a few buds that never opened and just turned brown.
Whats happening?


It is 100% TBV. The best way to recognize viral stripes is to observe the reverse side of the petals. Viral stripes are always two-sided, that is they are reflected on the reverse side of the petal as well. Non-viral stripes are one-sided and often observed on 1 or 2 petals out of 6; besides they are less in quantity.
Zhirair, Tulip collector, bulb enthusiast
http://vintagetulips.narod.ru/

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Lilies forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"