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Re: Treating shipped Hosta

  • Subject: Re: Treating shipped Hosta
  • From: ctuttle39@juno.com
  • Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 19:04:14 -0400


You wrote: {Roots were dry, leaves were limp, but there were also some
soft mushy spots near the base of the plants.  What do you do in a case
like this?  I removed all the slimy leaves and petioles}  I would have
done the same thing up to here - and then dipped the plant into a 10%
bleach solution with the hope of killing the crown rot - ala Bruce
Banyai's suggestions.  After that I would have soaked it in water with a
"touch" of bleach to rehydrate as mentioned in earlier posts.  Then,
before planting, I would spray well with Benomyl, a fungicide.  Then

As an amateur in the Hosta world, that is what I would have done. 
Perhaps the seasoned experts have better suggestions.

Hope that helps,
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