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Hosta Virus X Cultivar Susceptibility

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Information on Susceptibility of Hosta cultivars supplied by Ben Lockhart and Bonnie Blanchette of the University of Minnesota, St Paul.Published in The Hosta Journal, Vol.35 No.3

Very Susceptable1

Moderately Susceptable2

Slightly Susceptible3

H. 'Bettsy King'

H. 'Antioch'

H. 'Guacamole'

H. ' Bitsy Green'

H. 'aoki'

H. 'Invincible'

H. 'Chartruse wiggles'

H. "Aristocrat'


H. 'Cherry Berry' (2)6

H. 'August Moon'

H. 'Tokudama Aureonebulosa'

H. 'El Capitan'

H. 'Blue Wedgewood'

H. ' Tokudama Flavorcircinalis'

H. 'Francee'

H. 'Bright Lights'(1)6


H. 'Camelot'


H. 'Halcyon'

H. capitata

H. 'Blue angel'

H. 'Holly's Honey'

H. 'Christmas Tree'

H. 'Color Glory'

H. 'Honey Bells'

H. clausa

H. 'Frances William'

H. 'Hycacinthina'

H. 'Crispula'

H. 'June'

H. 'Fragrant Blue'


H. kikutii 'Kikifurin'

H. 'Fragrant Boguet'(3)6

H. 'Bessingham Blue'

H. Laevigata

H. ' Gold Regal'

H. 'Frosted Jade'

H. longissima

H. 'Green Gold'

H. 'Great Expectations'

H. 'Maekawa'

H. 'Gold Standard'

H. 'Love Pat'(3)6

H. 'Maruba Iwa'

H. 'Hadspen Blue'

H. 'Sagae'(2)6

H. montana 'Aureomarginata'

H. 'Krossa Regal'

H. sieboldiana 'Elegans'

H. nakaiana

H. 'Leather Sheen'

H. rectifolia 'Nakai' (2)6

H. nigrescens

H. rupifraga

H. 'Patriot'

H. 'Shade Fanfare'

H. 'Paul's Glory'

H. ' Shining Tot'

H. 'Pineapple Poll'

H. 'So Sweet'

H. 'Queen Josephine'

H. 'Stiletto'

H. 'Regal Splendor'

H. 'Subcrocea'

H. 'Salute'

H. tsuhimensis

H. yingeri

H. ventricosa 'Auromarginata'

H. venusta

H. 'Wide Brim'(3)6

  1. All or most of the plants tested positive the first year.

  2. All or most of the plants tested positive by the end of the second year.

  3. Half or fewer of the pants tested positive for the second year.

  4. No plants were infected the first two years, but one or more plants tested positive by ELISA or ISEM the third year.

  5. No plant tested positive by the end of the third year.

  6. If fewer than four plants were available for the first two years, the number of plants in the study is indicated in the parentheses. In a few cases there were fewer plants the second year than in the first year because of winter injury. These were as follows: H. ‘Bright Lights’ had four plants resistant the first year, and the only surviving plant susceptible the second. H. ‘ Tokudama Aureonebulosa’ had one plant that tested positive the first two years, but only three plats were present the second year. H. ‘Color Glory’ had four plants the first year and only three plants the second year, with no plants ever testing positive.