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Yellow Daffodils turned white

Posted by lboyce Z5NY (My Page) on
Mon, May 17, 10 at 11:29

My mother has had her yellow daffodils for years! The past two years they have come up white with green streaks. This year they came up all white. Can someone explain to me why this happened so I can make her happy! I have offered her some of my yellow daffodils but that isn't what she wants. I suggested fertilizing but the gal is on up there in years and it's hard for her to do that.

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated!


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RE: Yellow Daffodils turned white

"white with green streaks" == sounds like the effects of a virus spread by plant pests like aphids or similar. It happens. Odds are once they have it, they may always have it.

If the effects aren't too severe, I'd just let them go. Some plant viruses that don't damage the plant too much actually cause desirable effects. For example, a lot of the variegation in things like Rembrandt tulips and certain camellias is viral in origin.

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