Peter Taggart
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:35:23 PDT
I once bought some neo tulips and one had a stripy flower, I binned it. the
next year three had stripy flowers. I had about fifteen flowering sized
bulbs by then. I dug out and binned the striped ones. That year I potted
each bulb seperately. Every one was stripy. I got rid of the lot.
Fortunately the virus had not got into the rest of my tulips. Perhaps
because the virus was adapted to the neo tulip it was attacking? but the
stripes in virused tulips CAN spread Jude. I don't know if the broken
flowers in Roses, Camelias, and so on are virus related but I doubt it.
Peter (UK)

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 5:45 PM, The Silent Seed <> wrote:

> What about the boon of "virused" variegated Tulips, Roses, and Orchids? I
> don't have a variegated rose, but I have variegated Tulips, and a variegated
> Phalaenopsis, all of which are very healthy, robust, and do not infect
> anything else - including other Tulips near them.

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