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Should I keep my vines if they have a virus?

Posted by fallfograin CA 9, Sunset 17 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 2, 09 at 14:56

I have a couple of passifloras that I'm pretty sure have the mosaic virus. They are near other vines and plants in my garden such as brugmansia and salvias. Should I get rid of them? Will they transfer to other plants? Can they infect my brugmansia or salvias? If I do get rid of them and plant new passifloras in their place, how can I be sure that they won't get the virus from the being the same place in the ground?

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RE: Should I keep my vines if they have a virus?

I've had P. incense that had a virus. Maybe a mosaic type virus that makes the foliage develop yellow discoloration. I had them growing for several years near brugmansias and my brugs never developed a mosaic virus. I also have several salvia varieties though they weren't growing in close proximity to the incense. I have no idea if it remains in the soil or what other viruses affect passies.

Here is a link that might be useful: passie info

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