Hostas forum: Is this Hosta Virus X? Or iron deficiency?

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Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2017 6:26 PM CST
The veins on one of my Great Expectations are looking darker...,
The entire leaf is lighter than normal.

I saw this leaf and quickly dug this plant right up along with the soil and put it in a separate pot. Can someone please give me their perception?


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Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2017 6:40 PM CST
Anyone???
Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
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ViolaAnn
Jul 4, 2017 6:55 PM CST
As I mentioned in my private message, I think this would be worthy of a test strip. When I studied the second picture again, I saw signs of possible ink-bleed on the two prominent lower leaves as well. At the very least, be very careful around it. But you already are, right?
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2017 7:01 PM CST
Yes. I lifted it along with the soil around it and put it in a larger pot. I brought it inside my house away from any yard plants... to watch it. I don't know how to test it.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 4, 2017 7:27 PM CST
Some Hosta virus x info and info on testing.

http://blog-yard-garden-news.e...

http://americanhostasociety.or...

http://americanhostasociety.or...

http://www.inthecountrygardena...

https://www.hostasdirect.com/l...
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Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2017 7:33 PM CST

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I feel like I'm not seeing it on the others... This is a picture of the GE planted a foot away from the funny looking one.

I am tempted to take that funny looking one back to Lowe's and get a refund.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 4, 2017 7:37 PM CST
Just looking at the photos I do not see any bleeding, but its just a photo. Maybe you could ask Lowes if they can find out from their supplier if they test for Hosta X
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2017 7:39 PM CST
I'm checking every hosta in my yard...
I feel like I'm not seeing it anywhere else... Earth Angel


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Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2017 7:48 PM CST
That funny leaf on the GE in question just caught my eye instantly. Didnt look right.

Some of my other perennials in that exact same area are showing a little chlorosis...

Not sure if chlorosis happens to Hosta too...


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Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2017 7:52 PM CST
That funny leaf on the GE in question just caught my eye instantly. Didnt look right.

Some of my other perennials in that exact same area are showing a little chlorosis...

Not sure if chlorosis happens to Hosta too... It might just be looking that way for the same reason some of the other species are.


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Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2017 7:54 PM CST
They are all planted right next to concrete.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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crawgarden
Jul 4, 2017 7:54 PM CST
Interesting info:
https://www.hostasdirect.com/l...
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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crawgarden
Jul 4, 2017 7:55 PM CST
SpringGreenThumb said:They are all planted right next to concrete.


Maybe a ph test is in order.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2017 8:07 PM CST

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I put the hosta in question near an open window with morning and evening sunlight.

I gave it some i tonite until I can make a better informed decision.
Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2017 8:43 PM CST
Soil ph is 7
Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2017 8:53 PM CST
crawgarden said:Interesting info:
https://www.hostasdirect.com/l...


Apparently chlorosis does happen in Hosta.

Hopefully we will know soon enough. 😢
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
Jul 4, 2017 9:43 PM CST
Here are a couple of good examples of chlorosis in hosta leaves. Just happened to be posted elsewhere tonight and I saved them. What you will see in it is that the lighter tissue is between the veins rather than "bleeding" from the vein. At least I THINK it's chlorosis.
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I have seen some chlorosis occasionally in my 'Restless Sea'
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Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
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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
Jul 4, 2017 9:50 PM CST
If you bought many hostas from Lowes, you may well want to invest in test strips
https://orders.agdia.com/agdia...

Not cheap though. But Lowes is known for having a high incidence of infected plants.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/G...
Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Jul 5, 2017 12:09 AM CST
ViolaAnn said:Here are a couple of good examples of chlorosis in hosta leaves. Just happened to me posted elsewhere tonight and I saved them. What you will see in it is that the lighter tissue is between the veins rather than "bleeding" from the vein. At least I THINK it's chlorosis.
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I have seen some chlorosis occasionally in my 'Restless Sea'
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Thankyou!!!! For posting that picture Ann!

Looking more closely at your photos and my hosta. I am seeing chlorosis... not ink bleed. What is your opinion?

A closer look....
(The plant does not appear to be bleeding at the vein but more that the parts of this beautiful Hosta that should be deep blue and green are yellowing... except for the vein.


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Utah (Zone 7a)
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Jul 5, 2017 12:18 AM CST
Here is a comparison between a Healthy Leaf and the Leaf in question. I think it's chlorosis because the deep blue and green (On the newer leaves) is fading to yellow in between the veins which are trying to remain green/blue.


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