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Re: dying hosta


John Lanier wrote:
> 
> Eckenrod, Rob wrote:
> >
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I'm new to hosta, have never had a sick one until now.
> > My 2 year old GREAT EXPECTATIONS, my favorite, is looking terrible.
> > Most of the leaves have turned tan or at least a very light brown.
> > A little tug will seperate them at the crown.
> > Is this the dreaded rot?
> 
> So sorry, but the answer is yes. This is the typical symptom to
> Sclorotium rolfsii, the fungus that causes "southern blight". I have
> also had a "rash" of it this year due to extreme amounts of rain fall,
> almost continuous. I have been very successful dousing the plants a
> couple of times (2 weeks apart) with 50% bleach. Good luck  John Lanier,
> Burnsville, NC
> 
> > Any hope for salvaging it or recovery?
> >
> > Rob Eckenrod
> > Johnstown, PA
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John
Intresting to hear you are using a 50% chlorox soulotion.  I have been
using a 25 % , and have had some reoccurance.  Does the greater
concentrate, seem to stop all activity?
Thanks
Ran
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