Hostas forum: Hosta confirmed with HVX

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jun 3, 2017 6:29 AM CST
This is a hosta in the garden at my church. I took a look the other day as we will be moving all the hostas. They have lost their shade tree and the self-appointed "head-gardener" (every church has one of these, if not as a gardener, then as head of something else) has decreed that everything must be moved out of the hosta garden while consideration is given to the new tree and also a new sign for the church (the old, rusty one currently sits at the south end of this garden).

I have already moved a lovely 'Guardian Angel' from the garden. I know it's a good plant as I bought it myself a few years back and planted it there. I meant to take a division from it last summer but didn't get around to it. Now it's had three divisions taken from it and the largest part is residing in my holding bed. I've also moved a younger, and struggling because of the dry summer last year, 'Praying Hands'. I also bought that and planted it there.

The rest of the plants were either already at the church or were brought in from another church with which we amalgamated a few years back. Of course "head-gardener" raided the gardens at that other church w/o any regard for diseases and some of the plants were clearly ill with HVX and I rejected them. But she used the same shovel for everything; so it was only a matter of time...

So, a few days ago, I took a good look at the garden and I didn't like the looks of this plant. I brought home a leaf and ran a test on it which showed a clear positive for HVX. Variety - not sure, but likely 'Undulata Albomarginata'.
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Ann

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Jun 3, 2017 6:38 AM CST
I also tested the plant next to the diseased one but it tested negative. My test strips are rather old and I've been told I can trust a positive, but a negative might be a bit suspicious.

These are other plants in that garden. I don't know all the identities. I do know that I took one or two divisions of ' Jewel of the Nile', a 'Princess Anastasia' and a blue seedling (not pictured) from my own garden. Please do let me know what you think and also if you think any others are diseased.

This one may be 'Regal Splendor'. It's been at the church for awhile.
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These MAY be 'Fortunei Aureomarginata'.
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There are a couple of 'Undulata Univittata', one well on its way to 'Undulata Erromena'.
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One that is probably 'Blue Cadet'
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One that could be 'Krossa Regal' (or let me know what you think it could be.)
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The ones that are 'Jewel of the Nile' and 'Princess Anastasia', but which is which?
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And an unidentified green.
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Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Jun 3, 2017 6:39 AM CST
I'm inclined to think that 1 and 3 above are JOTN and 2 may be 'Princess Anastasia'.
Ann

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SpringGreenThumb
Jun 5, 2017 10:42 PM CST
I agree. That is my Jewel of The Nile there in the top right of my picture. Tips of the leaves are definitely pointed.
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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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ViolaAnn
Jun 6, 2017 9:20 AM CST
Maybe all 3 are JOTN.
Ann

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