Freeze Damage or Not ?

Charlie44(7b)May 19, 2012

I just received these plants in the mail recently and I thought that they had freeze damage which is not an issue to me but someone mentioned that one looked like it might be diseased. Now I would like someone to confirm that this is indeed freeze damage and not diseased plants. Thanks for the help.

here's one

and here's another

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

shipping stress ...

ever hear of the tape method??

ken

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 1:16PM
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Jagd51(5)

I agree with Ken! I don't see anything that would make me think HVX, if that's what has you worried. I have a LOT of freeze damage, especially on the thinner leaved varieties like Frozen Margarita and Fragrant Bouquet, and yours don't look anything near as bad.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 1:39PM
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donna_in_sask

Sorry to alarm you unnecessarily, Charlie...it was me that mentioned about it possibly being diseased. I never had any that leafed out like that; it looked so different from your other hostas, and we are all sort of on the alert for signs of virus these days.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 1:43PM
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Charlie44(7b)

Donna, no need to apologize. I'm relatively new to the Hosta world and any advice,help or tips I get are greatly appreciated. Ken I can't say that I have heard of the tape method.Again thanks for the help.

Charlie

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 4:11PM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

Charlie,

Ken is referring to a method of holding the leaves in an upright position. It's explained in ken's post about moving fully leafed out hosta.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hosta/msg0614155422721.html

bkay

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 4:30PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Charlie, we should mark pages for you, I guess. So you can skip right to the good stuff.

Look for the part which looks like he's making a pony tail with masking tape--on the petioles below the leaves. It really helps keep the plant from wimping out. Collapsing. Falling flat on the pot rim. From which it has a more difficult time recovering.

I personally recommend the low tack masking tape, easier for me to remove, although you can use scissors (carefully) when the time comes to remove it.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 5:00PM
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