Hosta Virus X

Asked July 25, 2019, 8:33 PM EDT

A friend noticed that one of my hosta didn't look right so i I ordered testing trips from Agdia and one of my test strips tested positive for the virus. I have read several things about removing them but what do you recommend from MN?

Hennepin County Minnesota hostas horticulture

1 Response

The symptoms your plants show are consistent with hosta virus x. There is no treatment. Removal of the infected plants is recommended. And carefully sterilize any pruners, shovels, or other implements you've used on the infected hostas. This Wisconsin reference gives you details:
https://hort.extension.wisc.edu/articles/hosta-virus-x/