Hostas forum: Hosta Virus X (HVX)

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Name: Cj
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AlwaysWeeding
Jul 1, 2011 5:15 PM CST
It doesn't liike virus to me. There is such an even pattern to the coloring that is likely the way the plant grows. How does it compare to all the available pics out there of the same hosta?
Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Jul 1, 2011 5:20 PM CST
Yeah I looked at some other pics and didnt see the bleeding in the vein but the other pics I saw were from far away - no up close leaf shots to do a good compare. SO I was hoping someone on here may have Arctic Blast and see what their's looks like.

It was planted last summer so this is really the first full year in my garden.... am keeping an eye on it for sure!!

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Name: Cj
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AlwaysWeeding
Jul 1, 2011 5:31 PM CST
If you post on Hallson's, Chris is an expert and could likely tell you.
Or you could also buy test strips and test the plant.
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woodthrush
Jul 1, 2011 5:32 PM CST
I think it has dark veins, not bleeding. You can see the dark veins in the photo at the hosta library too.
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Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Jul 1, 2011 7:48 PM CST
I think so too -- the other thing I noticed -- I just looked at the more mature leaves and they all look fine. May just be the normal growth pattern of this Hosta. Blinking
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 2, 2011 1:16 PM CST
Answer a dumb question for me. Can a plant with the virus continue to grow and prosper or does it sit still or decline?
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Name: Cj
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AlwaysWeeding
Jul 2, 2011 1:28 PM CST
Per the posts above:
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-- After removing an HVX infected plant, a healthy hosta planted in the
same location can be infected up to two years later. (Note that two years
was the duration of this research project.) No one was more surprised by
this finding than Dr. Lockhart. Previously the general recommendation was
to allow 4 to 6 weeks after removing a virused hosta before replanting.
Based on this research another hosta should not be replanted in the same
location. "

Remove the plant. Do not put it in your Burn it or put it in the garbage. Sterilize your tools. Do not plant hosta where the infected plant was.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 2, 2011 2:09 PM CST
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Jul 2, 2011 2:38 PM CST
Paul -- I had one growing in my garden years ago and then disposed of it -- it grew and prospered - just the leaves looked weird (although people who were not familiar with HVX comented on the plant and loved it - how funny ehhh??)

Mine was a Paradise Joyce...

Here's a picture of it after about 5 years of growth with the HVX.
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Name: Diann
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Jul 20, 2011 2:15 PM CST

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Ya know, it's funny, but those not familar with HVX do seem to like it. But once you are familar with it it loses all it's appeal.
Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Jul 20, 2011 2:17 PM CST
I know -- you are like OH NO!!!!!!!!! That could destroy all my little babies!!!! Angry
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