What is a hosta crown?
Likewise, people ask, how do you get rid of crown rot on hostas?
Rhizomes or bulbs can be treated with hot water to eliminate the fungus. Soil drenches of fungicides (Cleary's 3336, Terraclor) around the base of plants before infection can prevent disease development (but will not cure affected plants).
Furthermore, what does crown rot look like? Crown rot causes deterioration and rotting of the tissues at the crown of the plant causing the leaves to turn yellow, collapse, and die. Sclerotia, which resemble mustard seeds and vary from white to reddish tan to light brown in color, develop at the base of the plant.
Correspondingly, why are my hostas rotting?
Petiole rot is a very serious disease of hosta caused by the fungus Sclerotium rolfsii var. A soft, brown, mushy decay may be seen at the base of the petiole sometimes accompanied by white fungal threads. As the disease progresses the leaves discolor and wilt.
What is a hosta sport?
A sport is a leaf bud in a clump of hosta that grows differently than the rest of the clump. See the green growing in the clump of 'Guacamole' in the picture to the right.