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Re: rapid increasers

Southern Blight---Leaves lay down on the ground, if pulled they will come
off of the plant with ease, leaf rotted at the base of the petiole, mustard
seed size and appearance fruiting bodies found at ground level and on the
base of petiole. Happens in less than a week. Whole plant usually affected.
Plant usually re-sprouts in 30 days or so. Fruiting bodies still in the soil
waiting for the right conditions the next season. May not show up the next
Dan Nelson
Bridgeville DE
zone 7
-----Original Message-----
From: Gerry O'Neill <eoneill@ibm.net>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 1998 7:00 AM
Subject: Re: rapid increasers

>Dan et al.,
>What are the symptoms of Southern Blight?
>At 11:15 PM 8/25/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>Clyde and all,
>>My Ming Treasure is growing in full sun until 1 in the afternoon. It was
>>planted as a TC liner last August and grew very little last year. It now
>>3 nice divisions and two flower scapes. I water by hand every few days
>>I water Aphrodite and plantaginea which are in even more sun. No leaf burn
>>from the sun. I also have used Peters fert several times(3or4) this
>>I believe the best way to grow hostas large and fast is to grow them in as
>>much sun as they can take without leaf scorch, water often, use some fert.
>>and watch out for organic material around the crown which can lead to
>>Southern Blight.
>>I read something on the web the other day about Southern Blight I would
>>to share.
>>Southern Blight can be expected to show up about a week after you have 3
>>days above 95 degrees F. and then get rain or irrigate. These conditions
>>perfect for the fungus to start its life cycle. Of course the fungus must
>>in your garden in a dormant state to begin with. I also read that Southern
>>Blight lives on organic material as well as living plant tissue. This may
>>why organic mulch and Southern Blight seem to be connected. In my garden
>>wood chip mulch and Southern Blight do seem to have a relationship.
>>Dan Nelson
>>Bridgeville DE
>>zone 7
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: CCREDUX@aol.com <CCREDUX@aol.com>
>>To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
>>Date: Monday, August 24, 1998 9:05 PM
>>Subject: Re: rapid increasers
>>>In a message dated 8/24/1998 5:32:28 PM Central Daylight Time,
>>>sussextreeinc@ce.net writes:
>>><< Diamond Tiara, Chinese Sunrise, Kabitan, Krossa Regal, Van Wade, p.
>>> Treasure,  and lots more.
>>> And most hostas you give a lot of sun, water and fert to. >>
>>>I agree, with the exception of Ming Treasure. Dan, in what kind of light
>>>yours growing? Do you fert. it heavily? Is your plant a TC or OS?
>>>I think Dan makes a good point---grow them in as much sun as they will
>>>(BTW, I have found that King Tut does not do well for me in a lot of
>>>sun;although, right next to it is White Vision, which is a great gold,
>>>thrives in sun.)
>>>Clyde Crockett z5 Indy IN
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