Is there any data on how long plant viruses can hang out in the soil? They don't survive in the soil unless it's in affected plant debris. -----Original Message----- From: Nicholas plummer <email@example.com> To: Pacific Bulb Society <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 12:14 pm Subject: Re: [pbs] Virused Bulbs Is there any data on how long plant viruses can hang out in the soil? Last year, I grew some Gloriosa superba from a commercial vendor. The plants exhibited color break in the flowers and some oddly deformed foliage, so I threw them out at the end of the season. I now have some new plants I grew from seed that came from Silverhill, and I wonder about locating them along the same fence as the old ones. The questionable plants were in pots, but roots may have invaded the ground.