Hostas forum: Thoughts???

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sassafrass
Jul 28, 2011 9:19 PM CST
does anyone have any idea what might be wrong with these two plants??
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They had been just fine, but they are looking worse and worse.. I'm half tempted to dig them up & toss them in the burn barrel. If there is a treatment I can give them other than that I'd give it a shot. Don't mind the grass & sticker bush... I can't get ahead of those this year.

thanks a bunch!
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Name: Kim
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duckmother
Jul 28, 2011 9:29 PM CST
Have you had hot temps? They look like several of mine...just too hot and they begin to burn/yellow/die back...but shine again next spring.
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sassafrass
Jul 28, 2011 9:47 PM CST
It's been rather warm. I do have several hosta's but these are the only 2 so far looking like this. I sure hope that the warm temps is all it is.

Thanks!
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AlwaysWeeding
Jul 29, 2011 4:14 AM CST
Look for holes near the plant to be sure that voles aren't eating at the roots, too, and check to see if those are getting more sun than other hostas.
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PollyK
Jul 29, 2011 9:14 AM CST
I have some that look like that too. I can't find any problem, and I'm just chalking it off to heat, and dry.
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Christine27360
Jul 30, 2011 6:59 PM CST
I agree with Kim, CJ and Polly -- I have a couple that get too much sun and they look like that too. Looks like the new growth coming in the middle is looking good! Dont throw em away -- they will be good once this terrible heat goes away!!! Thumbs up
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sassafrass
Jul 30, 2011 7:29 PM CST
thanks for the advice everyone, as long as it doesnt look like a disease of some sort
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Jul 31, 2011 7:17 PM CST

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Nah, it is just sunburn. Make sure they get plenty of water and they will be fine next year.
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sassafrass
Jul 31, 2011 7:18 PM CST
ok thanks
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9kittymom
Aug 14, 2011 12:43 PM CST
yep sunburn, i am having a problem right now with a black sometimes grey beetle absolutely munching my hostas. t reduces them to lace and then stems. they are tough, i squash them and they continue on with their guts hanging out. they are creep[y. i have over 500 hostas, they seem to like the plain green ones best, but the will take ones with white too. i am sick about it, i just had shoulder surgery so i cant just pick them off and squash them. they are hard bodied and insecticide doesn't faze them.

any ideas? I will get a picture later and start a new thread.
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Aug 14, 2011 2:09 PM CST

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Huh? Never heard of such a thing. Can you get a picture of one of the little creeps?
Name: Susan Coker
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9kittymom
Aug 14, 2011 4:45 PM CST
i wish i had never heard of them Angry
here are some pictures and a video if it will let me load it. it is blurry though, sorry


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the next one is partaking of tea and crumpets ha ha

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i gave up on the video
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PollyK
Aug 14, 2011 5:16 PM CST
Blister beetles?
Name: Susan Coker
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9kittymom
Aug 14, 2011 5:18 PM CST
omg!!! i am doomed Crying
Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Aug 14, 2011 5:47 PM CST
I'm not sure, since I've never dealt with them. Here's an article. Does it seem like them to you.

http://mobugs.blogspot.com/2009/10/blister-beetles.html
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Aug 14, 2011 6:19 PM CST

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I'd be getting out the Seven. Blister Beetles are nasty nasty creatures.
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9kittymom
Aug 14, 2011 6:50 PM CST
ill sevin kill my frogs? Sad
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Aug 15, 2011 9:37 AM CST

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I would call my county extension office and ask.
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Aug 15, 2011 9:44 AM CST

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Susan, here is the label from a Seven container:

http://www.gardentech.com/pdf/2011%20Product%20Labels/Sevin/...

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greene
Oct 21, 2016 4:43 PM CST
Sometimes links in older posts no longer work. Please search for current links to learn if Sevin will kill frogs/toads, etc. Here is one I found at random.
https://foodtruthfreedom.wordpress.com/tag/sevin/
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