I have two of these big hosta plants on the north side of my home.
They're beautiful except the edges of the leaves turn brown. There's
another variety next to them that doesn't have this problem. Is it
problem with this variety? I don't think it's too much sun but maybe
for this variety it is. Possibly a soil deficiency? Any help is
appreciated. Please see attached picture for example (I don't know if
I should be posting a picture to this group but not sure how to show
example otherwise). Thanks for any help!
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Exactly where on the freaking planet are you?
What is has the temperature been the past few days?
When is the last time you watered the plants?
Which 'variety" is it that is having the problem? Is it a variegate?
You cannot post pictures to this newsgroup. Try
now how did I know that Cereus-fashizzle hisself was gonna be the first in
line to pour the gasoline and light the match? Don't let his dragon breath
scald you, you didn't know, and I don't mind in the least that you posted
the picture. We ARE a garden newsgroup, and it's not like Spike over in
Garden Web is going to banish you to Disneyland's website for screwing up.
Get over yerself, Cereus. The gardener doesn't know what's wrong and is
asking those of us who know. And how do you know that where Big Time is that
it's hot and they haven't watered their hosta? Yes, it's probably from
dryness, or heat, but they did say it was on the north side of the house.
You'd do well working at the nursery at Home Depot.........
madgardener ducking behind Zhan now...........
I did not burn the dude, you fallacious flicker farkle.
Unlike you, I told him exactly in which newsgroup he could post the pix. A
bit of info far more practical than your inane pedant. Also there were
certain bits of key info he failed to provide.
May you kiss my home depot and be banished to six flags over Cucamonga for
being such a pessimistic screwball. Since when are you a "we" anyway? Do you
have multiple personalities? Why don't you get a job working as a fluffer at
I like that! Fallacious Flicker farkle. Thank you, does that make me related
to Sparkle Farkle?? I hope so!! <GBSEG>
apologies for my inane pedant................more and more I infrequent this
newsgroup because my ramblings are just a waste of breath or writing. maybe
I'm suffering from writers block or need to just lurk and keep silent for a
year or so.................I'd still be able to see your good retorts
though. I do appreciate yer dry wit thanks to the loving hand of Zhan. At
least you addressed me. I meant no harm in my observations about you,
Cereius. I admire you in your quick retorts and replys although you slice
people sometimes with your sharp tongue.....
Why don't you get a job working as a fluffer at
at Lowes now as it is and can't afford a wage decrease to work for Wally.
They only pay minimum...........at least with Lowes, I get $7.84 an hour and
13 hours a week! <g> (they've cut me hours along with everyone elses
apparently).. have a good weekend.
Holy Roman and Marvin's Laff Inn. (I know. I deliberately misspelled it, all
you dweeb old timers without a sense of humor. That was what Marcello
Mastroianni called the show.)
Don't forget your twin brothers Simon and Gar Farkle!
I LOVED Simon and Garfarkle..............<g> and to update you on yer
comment (and I have quite a good sense of humor thank yew vury mutch......)
I ain't no Wally fluffer.......I left that job fer yer
sister....................<eg> Rohan and Marvin's Snicker Motel was one ofmy very most favorite shows. Got any Walnettos??
they arent a waste of breath in the least and if I dont hear from you frequently
spine begins to shrivel ... INgrid
..more and more I infrequent this
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awwwwwww Ingrid, you know I can't hold my words for long. Kinda like trying
to quit a life long addiction. I tried to disappear once. I lasted a week,
and only because the computer was broken and I swear there were friends on
the newsgroup that have my phone number that were CALLING me to make sure I
was alright!! yer kind honey.....
On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 01:29:43 GMT, "Cereus-validus"
Ok. I'm located in Dayton, OH. It's been warm and humid but these
plants do this every year regardless of temp or moisture. I don't know
the variety but the leaves are about 12 inches across and variegated.
the next time I post a picture it will be to the ng you mentioned.
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Aha! Now we are getting somewhere.
I look forward to seeing the picture of the plant in question.
Seeing the picture would help in being able to determine whether it is an
environmental cause or a virus problem affecting the plant.
After seeing the picture on alt.binaries.pictures.gardens,
I would go along with Vox and say it is probably Hosta anthracnose:
You humid spring has only aggravated the problem.
I concure with you Cereus-validus. I went to McKay's used book store in
Knoxvegas today and found a book on plant diseases and despite that it only
covered what appeared as fruits and vegetable diseases, I found an
anthrachnose disease on something that resembled the markings on the hosta
exactly. A fungicide will help and removal of infected leaves and sent to
the landfill and not composted......(spraying fungicide got rid of
anthrachnose on a dogwood I bought infected with it from the nursery and
despite that it didn't bloom, the leaves didn't horribly shrivel and drop
off like they did last year)
I'm a few miles down I75 east of Cincinnati. Mine do the same thing. I
think it is due to environmental causes rather than disease or insect
damage. I sort of suspect it is due to water and debris on the leaves and
maybe mechanical injury to the leaves. Not all of mine seem to be effected.
The fortunei group seems the most likely to turn brown. Hosta gold standard
and patriot are the worst in my garden.
OK, I did a google search and I think I think I was wrong in my earlier
post. Maybe it is hosta anthracnose:
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