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pugslovesunpugslovesun Posts: 300
Calling all Hosta fans. Am advice on why this didn’t discolouration is hopping? Thanks for looking 


  • pugslovesunpugslovesun Posts: 300
    Haha sorry I didn’t check the auto correct when I sent his load of nonsense! 

    Don’t know if the leaves are meant to look like this or hosta is lacking sthing. New leaves don’t have it.

    Any advice appreciated 
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,419
    @Hostafan1 should be able to give you advice 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,531
    I'm afraid it's Hosta HVX Virus . 
    You need to destroy it  
    Don't plant Hostas in the same ground and sterilise any tools you use
  • pugslovesunpugslovesun Posts: 300
    oh no! Will that spread to the ones it’s next to?? It’s in a big pot.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,531
    it's transmitted in the soil. 
    I'd still get rid of it, even although it's in a pot.
  • pugslovesunpugslovesun Posts: 300
    Btw Thanks for advice. Can it go to the composting skip at dump?
    I’ll check others hosta’s tomorrow 🤞
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,531
    I'd not send it to the composting dump. It might end up in someone else's garden.
  • pugslovesunpugslovesun Posts: 300
    Found an article about it. Will dispose of responsibly. Thanks again. 😞 its a lovely big plant.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Thank you for that Hostafan1, I've never heard of that virus despite me growing them for years. I shall be checking mine more often now.
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • pugslovesunpugslovesun Posts: 300
    Found this comprehensive article if anyone is interested
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