Hostas forum: Strange leaves

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Frillylily
Apr 24, 2015 1:25 PM CST
My hosta has two leaves that are coming out puckered looking, is this normal?


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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 24, 2015 2:43 PM CST
It is in my garden. I just cut misformed leaves off because they detract from the beauty of the plant.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Frillylily
Apr 24, 2015 2:45 PM CST
Oh, ok, so there is nothing wrong with the plant then? I thought like a fungus or something weird deforming them? I don't need to be alarmed?
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Paul2032
Apr 24, 2015 5:40 PM CST
I wouldn't worry about it....could be a little frost damage or something else that inhibited the natural growth pattern.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Frillylily
Apr 24, 2015 6:21 PM CST
ok, that's great! Thank you so much! I will just snip them off.
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Apr 30, 2015 1:40 PM CST

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Hmmm, could be frost damage, but it could also be Hosta Virus X. And I lean more towards the HVX. The American Hosta Society has information on Hosta Virus X if you are interested in looking. But above all, practice good sanitary practices and clean your tools between plants, so that if you do happen to have a hosta with HVX you won't unintentionally spread it to your other hosta.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 30, 2015 4:16 PM CST
I think it is frost damage.......I see it ever year. I have seen it in several of the early emerging plants in various parts of the garden. I cut off the affected leaves and the plant looks good all summer. A friend has 200+ hostas in his garden and I've seen the same thing in his plantings. He attributes it to frost damage. If it is HVX we are at the beginning of an epidemic in our hostas.......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 30, 2015 4:47 PM CST
Well this is a hosta I have had for several years, we have had an early spring this year and rain almost every day for a couple weeks. So I am hoping it is the weather.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 30, 2015 4:48 PM CST
Paul, what is the iris in your avatar? I rate it as exquisite on my rate-o-meter Smiling

Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Apr 30, 2015 4:51 PM CST
Glances.....a Blyth IB.....a favorite here also.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Frillylily
Apr 30, 2015 4:55 PM CST
well it's going on my must have list! Thank you.
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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May 2, 2015 8:37 AM CST

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Frilly, Paul is correct. I asked one of my Hosta Guru's and they didn't think it was HVX. Do you have that hostas name?
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 2, 2015 9:11 AM CST
I don't know the name of it. I noticed two others that look like this too. But the rest of the plant looks fine. I'm cutting off the weird looking leaves and see what happens.
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Paul2032
May 2, 2015 9:13 AM CST
We had a very cold night a few weeks ago after a long period of mild weather.........I can still see the problems with my emerging rose foliage, several mature hostas, and distorted bloom on some my iris.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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ViolaAnn
May 16, 2015 5:49 AM CST
The thought of HVX also occurred to me, but the other leaves look fine and usually HVX isn't limited to just one or two leaves. Still, I'd keep an eye on it and of course, you already clean your tools well between plants anyway - right?
Ann

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 16, 2015 6:15 AM CST
There is an article about winter leaf damage in the new Hosta magazine.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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