Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tulip Breaking Virus-A Lily Grower's Nightmare

This is my virused OT Purple Prince. This lily is part of the clump and are on their third season in my garden. I was so excited that most of them has formed lots of buds. To my surprised, when the flower opened on one of the stems, it showed symptom of TVB while the leaves are as healthy as can be.

The breaking or streaking of the color of the flower is the symptom and there is no cure of the virus. If you see your lily like the two images above, please dig and discard it to avoid transmitting it to your healthy lilies.

A healthy Purple Prince.

Here is a helpful article on
lily diseases and viruses.
Tulip Breaking Virus on Wikipedia.

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