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What do ya think? Virous or no?

Postby Roxanne » Feb 15, 2005 9:54 pm

Hi All! I just went to ebay tonight for the first time since last fall (ebay concerning Hosta, that is :lol: )
There was a plant on there called Pamela Ann, new intro for this year, 2005 registration pending. The auction ends in 10 hrs. from now, so I snagged the pic to post here for those of you who would miss it. Do you think it looks like a viroused plant, or not? Says it's a sport of Birchwood Parky's Gold.
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Postby impatience » Feb 15, 2005 9:55 pm

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: Most definitely virused!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Roxanne » Feb 15, 2005 10:10 pm

I should probably add the description, part of: "exciting sport of BPG", " Leaves are adorned with blue type spots from spring till frost"
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Postby putnamgardens » Feb 15, 2005 10:10 pm

I swear the same seller used to market that photo for H. Freckles and made a small killing. I wouldn't touch that plant with a ten foot plant polk. Way to call it Rox. Later, Lovel, Lisa
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Postby leafmould » Feb 15, 2005 10:33 pm

:x I don't think I'd want it Roxanne :???: ask them if it was tested by Lochart ? I would be more interested in that hosta in the pot to the left :cool:
Here is a S&S with a similar colour X :x X :x X :x
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Postby doublemom2 » Feb 16, 2005 9:19 pm

Birchwood Parky's Gold is one of the more notorious hostas for having a virus... I saw my first virused BPG 3-4 years ago in a local nursery and told them it was virused, but they refused to pull it off the shelf. Haven't been back to that nursery since... :(

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Postby Chris_W » Feb 16, 2005 10:14 pm

Yup, Birchwood Parky's Gold was one of the first to have the virus here in the US, and that's what is wrong with these plants. The very first virused plant I ever saw was from BPG, and looked identical to this. That was about 5 years ago.

Sure hope we can educate people about these unscrupulous sellers...
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Postby jgh » Feb 16, 2005 10:30 pm

walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...
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